Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian/Muslim Relations
1987, BA in Philosophy and Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, Ontario; 1999, PhD in Islamic Studies, University of Chicago. 1987-88, worked with Afghan refugee women, Pakistan; Professor, Islamic Studies and Director, Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary, US; Formerly, Vice-President and 2006, President, Islamic Society of North America, largest religious organization for Muslims on the continent. Author, articles exploring relationship between Islamic law and society, gender and leadership issues in contemporary Muslim communities. Author of book, The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Societies.