Rashdan. Mahmoud
Posted Oct 20, 2005

Mahmoud Rashdan [m_rashdan@hotmail.com] received his B. Sc in 1961 from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and his M. Sc from the same university in 1963. He received his Ph.D. in education and development in 1975 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After receiving his Ph.D. Rashdan served as secretary general of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 1975 – 1981, Indianapolis, IN. He went back to the Middle East as assistant professor at the University of the United Arab Emirates in Al-Am, Abu Dhabi from 1981 – 1987. Before he taught Islamic education at the International Islamic University in Malaysia from 1990 – 1994, he returned to the United States to serve as chairman of the Department of Education at the International Institute of Islamic Thought in Herndon, VA from 1987-1990. After he served as Dean of Education (1994 – 99) and Dean of Student Affairs (1995 – 97) at Zarka Private University in Jordan, he went back to teaching education at Zarka Private University (1999 – present). In addition to participating in international conferences, Mahmoud Rashdan offered professional consultations in such areas as Islamic education, education and development, comprehensive development, youth and family affairs to many institutions in many countries including: (UNICEF - Jordan), U.S., U.K., Ivory Coast, Senegal. Mali, Egypt, South Africa, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Pakistan , India and others. His research papers (English) include: “Perspectives of A Muslim on Globalization” Georgetown University, Washington D.C, April, 2000; “On Teaching and Teachers: Western and Islamic Perspectives,” University Science-Malaysia, 1992; “An Islamic Concept of knowledge and its Implications to Educationists,” International Islamic University of Malaysia, 1991; “A Model For Planning Development,” Association of Muslim Social Scientists, USA, 1985; and “Social and Political Implications of Theories of Economic Development,” University of Wisconsin, 1984.

From: http://www.islam-democracy.org/6th_Annual_Conference__papers.asp#mahmoudb