Dema Kazkaz

Dema Kazkaz is a Syrian-American activist and interfaith leader. She is currently the first female president of Masjid Al Noor Islamic Center of Iowa. Mrs. Kazkaz received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. In 2016, she completed her MA in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut. Taught […]

Saeed Khan

Saeed A. Khan is currently in the Department of History and Lecturer in the Department of Near East & Asian Studies at Wayne State University-Detroit, Michigan, where he teaches Islamic and Middle East History, Islamic Civilizations and History of Islamic Political Thought. Mr. Khan is also a Research Fellow at Wayne State University’s Center for […]

Amin Ul Varis

Amin obtained Master Degrees in Business from the University of Chicago and in Computer Science from McGill University with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Theology Studies program at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON. Amin has worked as the […]

Roze Kadri

Roze Kadri obtained Master Degrees in Public Administration and Biology from the Wayne State University with a Bachelor Degree in Zoology from the University of Michigan. She has also taken many graduate courses related to Islam and Muslims. Roze has worked as a health care administrator for over 15 years (research, practice management, and quality) […]

Imam Mustapha Elturk

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, Imam Elturk worked as an Electronics Engineering consultant for many years. He became interested in learning about Islam and the Qur’an in 1989. Imam Elturk is very active in the Muslim community of North America, both as a leader and a speaker. He is a publicly engaged […]

Dr. Sally Howell

Sally Howell is Director of the Center for Arab American Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She received her Ph.D. from the American Culture Program at University of Michigan in 2009. Her books include Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit After 9/11 (2009, Russell Sage Foundation Press), Arab Detroit 9/11: Life […]

Dr. Susan Douglass

Dr. Douglass is the Resources Consultant at ING MidWest. She joined the Center For Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), Georgetown University, in June 2014 as the Center’s Education Outreach Coordinator. She received her PhD in world history at George Mason University in 2016, and has an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. […]

Reem Subei

Reem Subei obtained her Law degree and her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Communication from the University of Toledo. Reem is an Ohio attorney and a civil rights advocate. She focuses her work on community development, access to education, and housing stability.

Dr. Fadia Abaza

Dr Abaza is the ING MidWest President and Co-Founder. Dr. Abaza is a retired Pediatrician who obtained her medical degree from Damascus Medical University. She received diplomas in Childhood Diseases from the University of Dublin, UK and from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dublin, UK. She is also certified by the American Board […]

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