About me

I am an Assistant Professor at California Lutheran University and a scholar- practitioner, with expertise in philanthropy, civil society and communications. While my professional experience spans nonprofit management, research and communications; I like to combine my passions to work on projects that are both meaningful and high-impact.

I have just released my book “Islamic Education in the US and Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit institutions” co-authored with Dr.Shariq Siddiqui ( Edward Elgar Publishing) and also working on two research projects involving Nonprofit Leadership and the role of Nonprofits in refugee resettlement.

I have a PhD in Planning, Governance and Globalization from Virginia Tech and an MPA and MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.