Dr. Molly Patterson teaches a wide variety of courses at UWW, including Islamic Civilizations and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. She is the Director of the UWW Middle East Studies minor. Dr. Patterson received her PhD in Middle Eastern History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. As a graduate student, she received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct her field research in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Her undergraduate degree in Religion and Asian Studies is from Kenyon College in Ohio. Dr. Patterson is currently working on a monograph about the History of the City of Jerusalem.