Dale Urie received her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in Modern European History. Her current research focuses on issues surrounding the growing Muslim population in Europe. Her publications center on the life of the English author Rebecca West and her exploration of events and ideas that shaped the twentieth century. After teaching on the faculties of Northeastern University and the Art Institute of Boston as well as the Anglo-American College in Prague, Czech Republic, Dr. Urie joined the Humanities and Western Civilization Program as a Lecturer in 2000. She also teaches in the European Studies Program. Dr. Urie received a faculty Fulbright Fellowship in 2012 from the German Fulbright Commission to study the effect of Muslim immigration on the question of national identity in Germany. She was named a KU Woman of Distinction for 2015-16 and has received numerous teaching awards.