Category: Faculty

Nesreen Akhtarkhavari

Nesreen Akhtarkhavari

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,

Stephen Powers

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 educational psychology at the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, program evaluator and analyst with

Nima Rafiei

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jean Parker

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