Teaching Fields: 

African Studies (history, politics, geopolitics) 

Jewish or Israel Studies (history, politics, security, society)

Middle Eastern Studies (history, politics, geopolitics, security)

Intelligence Studies, Race and International Relations 

World History

  

Selected Reviews - Intelligence Analysis (UH, 2023):

"I enjoyed the simulation and your lecture style. Everything was very engaging and you have a great personality that I believe for myself and other students felt comfortable to participate in class and actively wanted to attend. The simulation was a great way to have students create relationships and really put the concepts taught in class to the test..."


[Student of Intelligence Analysis, 2023] 

  

"This was one of the most interesting courses I took. I especially liked the simulation assignments because they gave us a chance to somewhat put what we learned into practice."


[Student of Intelligence Analysis, 2023] 

  

"I liked the information that was shared as now my understanding of intelligence analysis has expanded. In specific I enjoyed learning about collection methods and real world problems relating to intelligence failures such as the Yom Kippur War and the current Israel-Hamas conflict."


[Student of Intelligence Analysis, 2023] 

  

"I liked the setup of the course and the topic points flowing from one to the other. I liked how knowledgeable the professor was on said topics and the personal backstory... I hope to be able to connect with the Professor after my December graduation as I intern in D.C. Next semester and aim for a job that is in the realm of federal, international relations, diplomacy, or something similar."




[Student of Intelligence Analysis, 2023] 

  

Selected Reviews - African Geopolitics (UH, 2023):

"The lectures were well-designed and engaging. I think the course gave a great overview of a wide range of contemporary issues and enhanced our understanding of them. Also, the class was very stress-free while still being educational which is nice when balancing with other classes."

[Student of African Geopolitics, 2023]

"The professor and the flow of the class is great. Leaves the student with the space to maneuver and learn at a good pace and the class environment is very good. Loved the course!"

[Student of African Geopolitics, 2023]

"I learned a lot from it. I like that the presentations gave us an opportunity to learn about things we hadn't covered in the course (like the Herero Genocide). I enjoyed having guest speakers a... I also appreciate that this course covered so many different aspects of African geopolitics (precolonial history, colonization, independence, the African Union, LGBT rights, relations with the US, China, Russia, etc)."

[Student of African Geopolitics, 2023]

"Great class, interesting topics. Can't recommend enough." 

[Student of African Geopolitics, 2023]

Selected Reviews - History of the Middle East (IU, 2023):

"I took this class to satisfy a Gen-Ed requirement, but I ended up enjoying it so much! I feel like you taught the material very well and in a way that was easy to understand, and I felt I learned a lot over these few weeks! You were super responsive and you always seemed like you wanted to help. Thank you for being a great professor."


[Student of History of the Modern Middle East, 2023] 

  

"I am an international student and had studied Middle Eastern history before in my country, but it was more superficial. The course with Mr. Asher showed me more and more clearly and understandably, especially about the First World War and the participation of the Ottoman Empire in it. I learned more about the significant figures of the culture of the Middle East, and more and more dismantled the topic of Israel and Palestine. I especially liked the guests who gave us even more interesting information."


[Student of History of the Modern Middle East, 2023] 

  

"Most, if not everything, taught in the class is new to me. I have a much better understanding of how the Middle East was formed and the struggles of different populations. I really enjoyed this class. I also learned about the diversity of all these countries that were so newly created within the past 120 years."


[Student of History of the Modern Middle East, 2023] 

  

"This class was really enjoyable, and the professor was very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed his passion for the Middle East. Having an instructor so passionate really helped fuel my desire to understand the content."


[Student of History of the Modern Middle East, 2023] 

  

"I feel like this class has changed my perspective on the Middle East. I think this class has opened my mind to the potential job market that is in the middle east, especially as the countries grow and develop."


[Student of History of the Modern Middle East, 2023]