Muhammad Hatim is Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was educated there in the public schools. Dr. Hatim worked in the area of manufacturing and transit management for a private company and as a transportation planner and environmental engineer for the federal government. He has over 20 years’ experience in the informal resolution of equal employment opportunity (EEO) issues. As an Imam with the Admiral Family Circle Islamic Community (Admiral Family) in New York City, he headed its Justice Ministry, UN Summer Internship Program in Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, and is co-founder of the Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X) Human Rights Institute. He sits on several interfaith committees and is a Chaplain with Disaster Chaplain Services in New York City. He holds a BS in Industrial Arts Education, a MS in Transportation Planning and Engineering, a Ph.D. in Civil engineering (Environmental), Polytechnic University of New York, D.Min from the Graduate Theological Foundation, and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in New Jersey. He is a board certified clinical chaplain (BCCC), and pastoral counselor (BCPC) with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). He is a contributor to the book Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Response to Community, Regional and National Tragedy.