Professional Service

  • In├órah: Institute for Research on Early Islamic History and the Koran. Role: member. Board of Directors: major policiy decisions, auditing of financial records. 03/15/2012 - present

Internal Service

  • Career Development Committee. member, 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. College service.
  • Chair, Teaching Committee. Coordinate, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. Department service.
  • Member, Advisory Board, University of Utah Press; meetings twice per semester. Read and approve/reject manuscripts submitted to the press, 09/01/2013 - present. University service.
  • Member, Religious Studies Program. participation in program development, 07/01/2013 - present. College service.
  • Marion-Farouk Sluglett Undergraduate and Graduate Paper Prize in Middle Eastern Studies. Chair, selection committee, 07/01/1995 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Salt Lake Center for Science Education (high school in Rose Park), 1 hour of sequential presentations to small student groups (ca. 5 each), on a topic in World History (The Significance of Nicolaus Copernicus as a geographer and astronomer). 09/03/2014 - present

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Teacher Appreciation Award; "presented for your exceptional commitment to the academic achievement of your students". Sigma Chi Fraterbnity, Beta Epsilon Chaptyer, 10/22/2014
  • Grant to support the production of an Online course ($4,500), for AY 2008-2009. University of Utah, TACC, 07/01/2008
  • Interdisciplinary Grant for the development of a course, team-taught with Professors Sluglett and Yavuz, for AY 2008-2009. University of Utah, College of Humanities, 07/01/2008


  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA), member, 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2014

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