Category: Faculty

Mikhail Sergeev, “The Issue of Self-Identity in Transhumanism and Bahá’í Writings”

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time) This web talk has been cancelled until further notice. Transhumanism or H+ is an intellectual and cultural movement whose ultimate goal is to achieve “singularity” –

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis

Dr. Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis is Professor of English, Black World Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Etter-Lewis teaches a variety of

Jalaliyyih Quinn

Jalaliyyih Quinn, M.F.A is a professional artist, presently living and working in Gallup, New Mexico. Her website is, Art, Science and the Soul. Quinn’s work seeks to visualize discoveries of science, physics and cosmology in particular and bring to

Grave of First African American Bahá’í in Washington, D.C., Found; Contribute to Her Grave Marker

A number of Bahá’ís in the Washington, D.C., area have found the burial place of Pocahontas Pope, the first African American in the Washington, D.C. Bahá’í community. Now the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Washington, D.C., has announced the

Wilmette Institute Establishes Four Departments and Appoints Chairs

Establishing departments to oversee the Wilmette Institute’s many course offerings became a reality in September 2017 when the Institute’s Director, Dr. Robert H. Stockman, held a series of meetings with eighty part-time faculty to discuss the plan. Discussion focused on

Haleh Samimi

Haleh Samimi has a masters degree in Counselling from the University of Saskatchewan. She is also certified in Motivational Psychology, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Trust Technique, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Focus on Integrated Treatment (from Hazelden), and Suicide Prevention. She has

Jenny Lockwood

Jenny Lockwood was born and brought up in the UK, though she has also lived in Nigeria, Germany and Switzerland. After graduating in German and Linguistics with Arabic, she spent the next twenty-five years raising four sons with her husband

Guy Emerson Mount

Guy Emerson Mount  is an Assistant Professor of African American History at Auburn University. He earned his PhD at the University of Chicago where he focused on African American History, American Religious History, and the Long Nineteenth Century. Currently his

Chelsea Lee Smith

Chelsea Lee Smith serves as the Parenting Section Coordinator for the Relationships Department and as Parenting faculty. She is passionate about promoting personal growth for both children and parents, and empowering parents with tools to walk a spiritual path with practical feet. Chelsea holds

Our Children and Sustainable Development

by Christine Muller Christine Muller wrote the following article to draw attention to the upcoming Wilmette Institute course Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind, which begins on September 10 and runs through October 28, 2017. It was edited by