Category: Faculty

You have reached a page which will soon be archived. Please see Nesreen’s new faculty bio. Nesreen Akhtarkhavari is an active Bahá’í. She has served on Bahá’í institutions in various capacities since 1982. This includes serving on Local Spiritual Assemblies, …

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You have reached a page that will soon be archived. Please see Stephen’s new faculty bio. Stephen Powers, Ph.D. (Education), University of Arizona, post-doctoral studies in research methods at University of Michigan and Oxford University. He was adjunct professor of …

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

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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 …

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You have reached a page which will soon be archived. Please see Jenina’s new faculty bio. 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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You have reached a page which will soon be archived. Please see Penina’s new faculty bio. 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 …

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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 …

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You have reached a page that will soon be archived. Please see Jean’s new faculty bio. 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 …

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