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Teaching and Academic Experience

Professional Experience

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (2009 to present): Program on Global Studies of Religion, Institute for Studies of Religion, Resident Research Fellow, Program on Global Studies of Religion. Professor of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Language.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (2009): Adjunct Professor of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Language.

SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (2006-2008): Instructor in Islamic Studies.  Courses taught: Islamic History, Culture, Philosophy; Christian Inquiry into Islamic Faith and Practise; History of Christianity in Pre-Islamic Period; Introduction to Mission and Intercultural Ministry.  (2006-2007) Teaching Assistantship:  Courses assisted: Christian Inquiry into Islamic Faith; Islamic History, Culture, Philosophy; The Qur'an: Islamic Sources, The Hadith: Islamic Sources; History of Christianity in Pre-Islamic Period, Eastern & Western Christianity, Arabs in Biblical History, Church History. 

SALESIAN PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY (1996-1998): Teaching Assistantship.  Courses assisted: Philosophy of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Anthropology, Seminar in Youth Education. 

ST. EPHRAIM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (1998-1999): Instructor in World Religion and Interreligious Dialogue.  Courses taught: Christian Muslim Dialogue, Introduction to World Religions, Christian Youth Education in the Contemporary Arabic Context. 

Additional Coursework Completed

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (June 2012): Academy for Teaching and Learning, Summer Faculty Institute

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN (2012): Arabic Teachers of Texas Professional Development Workshop, Arabic Flagship Program, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN (2009): Arabic Teachers Professional Development Workshop, Arabic Flagship Program, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (2004): Brite Divinity School, Ft. Worth, Texas

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (2002): Department of Theological Studies

FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (2001): Pasadena, California

KIMMAGE MANOR (1998): School of Theology, Intercultural Studies, Dublin, Ireland