Theology and Religious Studies
St.John Hall Room B20-5
Jamaica , NY 11439
Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard
University, November 1989.
A.M., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University,
M.T.S., History of Religion, Harvard Divinity School, 1980.
B.A., (Hons.) University of Toronto, 1978.
Dissertation title: Perfection Manifested: `Ali B. Abi Talib’s
Image in Classical Persian and Modern Indians Muslim Poetry.
Sharjah, UAE, The Third International Conference on Middle Eastern
and North African Popular Culture (University of Sharjah and Oxford
University), paper presented: “The Hero with Wisdom: `Ali bin Abi
Talib’s Portrayal in Popular Muslim Culture,” January 2004.
Fordham University, New York, International Conference on Ancient
and Medieval Philosophy, 2004 paper presented: “Kant and human
rights: a Muslim perspective,” October 2004.
Rajkot, India. Conference titled: 2nd International Conference of
Ginan Literature, paper presented: “Socio-Cultural and Linguistic
Challenges in the Geographical Transference of Beliefs: Some
Considerations regarding Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims,
New Brunswick, NJ, American Academy of Religion, Mid-Atlantic
Region, organized panel and presented the Islamic perspective on
“Interfaith dialogue, Judaism, Christianity and Islam with regards
to Joseph,” March 2005. Also organized and chaired two panels on
Service to the University
Graduate Educational Policy Committee
Memberships in Professional
American Academy of Religion—Mid-Atlantic Committee
Middle-East Studies Association
Paul Tillich Society
Mulla Sadra International Society
Central Eurasian Studies Association
Theology 2810 Religions of the World
Theology 2830 Introduction to Hinduism
Theology 2840 Introduction to Buddhism
Theology 2850 Introduction to Islam
Theology 3860 The Family in Islamic Life and Theology
Theology G110 Sacred Scriptures of the East
Theology G651 Buddhism and Christianity in Dialogue
Theology G657 Religious Mysticism: East and West