Shaykh Ibrahim Abdul-Malik, Ed.D., Ph.D. is El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Professor of American Muslim History and Culture. He was born in New York City. He earned his first doctor’s degree in Science and Education at Harvard University in 1971, and his second in Islamic Studies from Graduate Theological Foundation in 2007. He is a Certified Master Practitioner of both Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Ericksonian Therapeutic Hypnosis, a qualified nutritionist, and a member of the World Health Community of NLP Practitioners. During his 25-year career with the New York City School System (teacher, principal, vice-chairman, Board of Examiners), Dr. Abdul-Malik was also Adjunct Professor at City University of New York (The City College and Baruch College) for ten years. He was director of Bank Street College outreach program. Following that, as UNESCO Science Advisor, he set up and headed the first junior college in the Islamic Republic of Maldives, South Asia. He presently teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Abdul-Malik was a co-founder of Imams Council of New York, and Associate Director of the UN Summer Internship Program, Geneva, Switzerland, sponsored by Malik Shabazz Human Rights Institute. Immediately following September 11, 2001, he served for several months as a Volunteer Disaster Chaplain with American Red Cross, at and near ground zero, and as a Trauma Counselor, with selected community organizations. Dr. Abdul-Malik is regularly invited to lead interfaith activities, particularly those seeking to improve relations among Jews, Christians & Muslims.