Mona Rowan

Visiting Instructor of Arabic




Knapton 216A

(508) 286-3684


Mona Rowan is an instructor of Arabic at Wheaton College.

Mona is a native of Lebanon. She came to the USA in 1977 after the civil war broke in Lebanon. Mona was teaching High School French and Spanish for over 10 years, and as of 2008 she started teaching French, Spanish and Arabic at Quincy College in Quincy, MA until 2014. Mona’s experiences in Beirut launched an exceptional life trajectory.

From 2011 until the present time, Mona has been teaching three levels of Arabic courses at Wheaton College and three level of Arabic at Stonehill College. In 2015, a decision was made to combine the Arabic program at both colleges and Mona runs the Arabic program on a full-time basis at both places.

Main Interests

  • An active member of  the Arabic division of STARTALK since 2008, to keep up with the latest teaching methods and technology offered to American students learning Arabic. Yearly conferences are held each summer in different parts of the USA.
  • The importance of learning foreign languages at early age and its effect on society.


Rhode Island College
Masters Degree in Language and Culture
Bachelor of Arts, French and Spanish
Bachelor of Arts, Communications/public relations
Associate in business – minors in French and Spanish