Prior to Zaytuna College
His doctoral dissertation at the University of Chicago Divinity School is titled, “Sunni Tradition in Age of Revival and Reform: Said Ramadan al-Buti (1929-2013) and His Interlocutors.” His MA thesis at the University of Georgia-Athens under Keneth Honerkamp and Alan Godlas was titled, “The Book of Errors: A Critical Edition and Study of Kitab al-aghalit of Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d. 412/1020).” In addition to degrees in religious studies, he has studied traditionally under ulama in Syria, Jordan, and North America, and continues to do so. His research interests pertain to kalam-theology, Sufism, and Quranic studies.
- “Ring Composition in Surat Yusuf (Q. 12),” Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (2) 2018. This paper won the first Andrew Rippin Best Paper Prize (2017) from the International Qur’anic Studies Association.
- “Some of ʿAbd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi’s kalām writings,” in ‘Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī and his Network of Scholarship, edited by Lejla Demiri and Samuela Paganini, 2018.
- “The Discourses of the Damascene Sunni Ulama during the 2011 Revolution,” in State and Islam in Baathist Syria: Confrontation or Co-optation? (St. Andrews Papers on Contemporary Syria). This paper was translated into Arabic and published by the journal Marasid of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt (2018).
Education: Ph.D. Candidate University of Chicago Divinity School (Islamic Studies), M.A. University of Georgia-Athens (Religion), B.A. University of Missouri-Columbia (Religious Studies).