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Ahmad, Diana L.
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Diana L. Ahmad is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ahmad has loved western history since first grade. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with her Bachelorís and Masterís degrees in history. After spending a few years in Montreal, Diana taught with the University of Marylandís Asian Division in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Territory of Guam, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. While living in East Asia, Diana traveled extensively around the region and earned her black belt in Shotokan karate from the Japan Karate Association at the Misawa Budokan. Diana has also lived in France and Holland. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997 where she focused on history of the American West and East Asia. Presently, she teaches history of the American West, History of the American Pacific, and Modern East Asia at the University of Missouri-Rolla. At UMR, she has been named the Deanís Teaching Scholar, in addition to being awarded numerous other teaching and advising awards.