Category: Faculty

Nima Rafiei

Nima Rafiei is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with aspirations to study Arabic & Persian languages and literature at the graduate level. He has experience working in education with highly diverse student populations in Minneapolis and the greater

Nabil Elias

Nabil Elias is business faculty emeritus at UNC Charlotte, former professor at University of Manitoba, and former MBA director at UNC Charlotte and U of Manitoba. In his MBA course (decision making & control), he incorporated issues of corporate social

Jenina Lepard

Jenina S. Lepard, author of The Fashioner: Reflections on the Role of Music and the Arts in Building a Global Community, is an active musician. She is dedicated to bringing the arts to the grassroots and to the building of

Identity and Oneness: A First-Timer’s View of the Association for Bahá’í Studies Annual Conference

Niki Daniels Niki is a member of the Wilmette Institute Board and also works part-time for the Institute, helping learners to sign up for courses, creating videos, laying out article copy for the eNewsletter, among many other duties. She is

Faculty Mikhail Sergeev Publishes “Studies in Bahá’í Philosophy, Vol. 1”

Dr. Mikhaeil Sergeev, Wilmette Institute chair of and faculty in its Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Theology, has recently edited, contributed to, and published the first volume of Studies in Bahá’í Philosophy. A Global Faith Book, it is available for

Penina Hitti

Penina Hitti is passionate about how arts and crafts can be positive tools for spiritual upliftment. She enjoys working with mothers in particular to figure out how personal purpose – and mixing that with service to family and community –

Faculty Susanne Alexander Co-Authors Book on Preparing For Marriage

Wilmette Institute Department Chair Susanne M. Alexander, with co-authors Johanna Merritt Wu and Jeremy Lambshead, has published a new Bahá’í-teachings-based book entitled Starting with Me: Knowing Myself Before Finding a Partner. The authors identified lack of self-preparation as one of

Stephen Boyanton

Stephen Boyanton is a writer and translator as well as a historian and practitioner of Chinese medicine. He received his MA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, his MS in the clinical practice of Chinese medicine from Pacific

Jean Parker

Dr. Jean Parker earned her Ph.D. in the management of technology and innovation from the Da Vinci Institute of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her doctoral research was on emergency preparedness learning through community radio in North Indian villages. In addition to

The Story of Stuff—A Bahá’í-Inspired Program for Youth

by Christine Muller The well-being of any segment of humanity is connected with the well-being of the whole. When economic gain is pursued without regard for how the natural environment is affected, for instance, all are impacted. ————————Bahá’í International Community

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