Political Science Major

Mahmud Faksh, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Mahmud  Faksh, Ph.D.


126 Bedford Street

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4532

Dr. Mahmud Faksh is a Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science.  Professor Faksh previously taught at the University of Connecticut, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and has served as Senior Research Associate in Islamic and Arabian Development Studies and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He joined the University of Southern Maine in 1987.


Ph. D. University of Connecticut (1973)

B.A. American University of Beirut (1965)

Research Interests

Professor Faksh has published extensively on Middle East and Islamic affairs.

Recent Publications

Author of:  The Future of Islam in the Middle East:  Fundamentalism in Egypt, Algeria and Saudi Arabia (1997).