Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle. 1987
Topical Emphases: Islam, Middle Eastern Cultures, Ethnicity, Economics, Development, and Social Change.
Geographic Areas: Middle East and North Africa
Dissertation:Ethnography of Economic Strategies of the Urban Poor inCairo.
B.A., (High Honors) American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. 1977 Socio-cultural Anthropology and Literature
Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2001 to present Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Science Coordinator, Museum Studies Graduate Program 2012 to present.
Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Department, 2001-2, 2012-13.
Director, Institute for Applied Social Research, 2002-2004.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Science, 2002.
Western Civilization, The Story of History, Cultural Geography, Cultural Landscapes.
The Human Journey, History of the M.E., Cultural Interactions.
Anthropology, Global Studies, The Power of the Social Sciences, and Global Encounters.