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The international faculty of the Wilmette Institute consists of some ninety individuals, including women (40% of the total) and men, young scholars and seasoned professionals, academics and self-trained experts, of diverse nationalities and backgrounds, who contribute to the Wilmette Institute’s mission of engaging an international and multicultural community of learners in in-depth study of the Bahá’í Faith. Some serve as faculty at accredited colleges and universities. Others are researchers in specialized topics or persons who have acquired deep experience in the subjects they teach.

A typical course, depending on its size, has one lead faculty member who serves as the course coordinator and one or two additional faculty members. All faculty members post comments on class assignments, ask questions to stimulate student discussion, answer student questions on the Web-based discussion forums, hold phone or web conference sessions for groups of students, and mentor students on a one-on-one basis. Occasionally, individuals with expertise in a particular topic join the course as guest speakers to contribute their expertise to the forum discussions.

Current Faculty Listing

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Ph – Z

Susanne Alexander
Necati Alkan
Nesreen Akhtarkhavari
Leslie Asplund
Brian Aull
Hooshmand Badee
Swathi Baskaran *
Thelma Batchelor
Alex Blakeson *
JoAnn Borovicka
Stephen Boyanton *
Ted Brownstein
Christopher Buck
Kamao Cappo *
Peggy Caton
Susan Cangurel *
Reba Carruth *
Druzelle Cederquist
Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew*
William Collins
Arthur Lyon Dahl *
Roger Dahl *
Nicola Daniels
Sherna Deamer *
Ed DiLiberto
  Nabil Elias *
Armin Eschraghi *
Babak Etemad
Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis
Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing
Shamil Fattakhov
Justine Finn *
Betty J. Fisher *
Stephen Friberg
Daniel Gebhardt *
Daniel Grolin *
Richard Hainsworth
Donna Hakimian *
Paul Hanley
Barron Harper *
Robert Harris *
Cathy Higgins *
Candace Moore Hill *
Penina Hitti
Richard Hollinger *
Sandra Lynn Hutchison*
Julie Iraninejad *
Ceylan Isgor *
Hoda Kemp *
Ian Kluge *
  Todd Lawson *
Barney Leith
Jenina Lepard
Kevin Locke *
Jenny Lockwood *
Marabeth Lum
Fiona McDonald *
Baharieh Maani
Susan Maneck *
Laurent Mesbah
Vasu Mohan *
Moojan Momen
Wendi Momen
Shahrokh Monjazeb *
Riaz Mostaghim *
Guy Emerson Mount
Christine Muller
Kim Naqvi
Roger Neyman *
Brian O’Flanagan *
Jean Parker
Anne Pearson
Anne Perry
  Steven Phelps *
Stephen Powers
Brent Poirier
Daniel Pschaida
Jalaliyyih Quinn
Nima Rafiei *
Gary Reusche
Sue Rishworth
Robert Sarracino *
Mikhail Sergeev
Sharona Shuster *
Chelsea Lee Smith
Peter Smith
Robert Stockman
Fariba Vahdat *
Lois Walker
Neil Whatley *
Dan Wheatley *
Christopher White
Lina Zeine
Do you have experience with a topic addressed by a Wilmette Institute course?
Are you interested in becoming a part of our faculty?
If so, please contact Director Robert Stockman.
Visit the Faculty News and Training page, and find information on, and recordings from, scheduled and archived Faculty Meetings.