Dr. Irfan A. Omar
Irfan A. Omar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Assessment and Course Scheduling

Irfan A. Omar (Ph.D., Temple University, 2001), specializes in Islamic thought with a special focus on inter-religious connections between Islam and other religions. His secondary areas of interest are Islamic mysticism and South Asian Studies. He has edited/co-edited several volumes including Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions (co-edited with M. Duffey), The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (co-edited with R. Taylor), and A Christian View of Islam: Essays on Dialogue by Thomas F. Michel, SJ. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion. From 2010-14 he served on the steering committee of the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

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