Name: Jeb Branin, director of convocations
Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce that Dr. Brad Cook, provost at Southern Utah University, will deliver a presentation titled “What Islam has Done for Us: Appreciating Islam’s Contribution to the World.”
This thought provoking and highly informative Convocation will be held on Tuesday, November 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Prior to his current position at SUU, Dr. Cook served as President of the Abu Dhabi Women’s College in the United Arab Emirates. He began his career in higher education in 1990 as the Special Assistant to the President at the American University in Cairo. After his stint in Egypt he became the Director of Government Relations for International Bechtel, Inc. in Kuwait.
Upon completing his masters at Stanford University and his doctorate at the University of Oxford, he took a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in international and comparative education, international educational development, and Islamic studies.
Dr. Cook has special research interests in Islamic educational theory, comparative religion and international and comparative education. He is active in his academic field in chairing and presenting regularly at international conferences and symposia as well as maintaining a consistent research and publication agenda.
Cook is the author of "Classical Foundations of Islamic Educational Thought" as part of BYU’s Islamic Translation Series. Some of his other publications can be found in such academic journals as International Review of Education, Comparative Education, Compare, the Comparative Education Review, Middle East Affairs Journal and the Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction.
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