Arkan comes to Drury from Israel on a one-year Fulbright grant to teach courses in Arabic language and culture. She previously taught Arabic in Gwangju, South Korea, and is currently an English teacher at Al Resala High School in Shefa’amr, Israel. Arkan holds a B.A. in English from the University of Haifa and an M.Ed. from the Academic Arab College for Education in Israel.