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Academic Staff

Hana M. Hijazi – One of the key staff members at the Institute, Ms. Hijazi was trained at the Institute and at The Princes Foundation University of Wales, where she earned her master’s degree. She will be the program leader for the AMIDEAST summer program.

Dr. Minwer Al-Meheid – Specializing in both traditional and contemporary Islamic art and architecture, Dr. Al-Meheid studied civil engineering at California State University, Chico and later went to earn his PhD in Proportional Systems in Traditional Islamic Arts at The Princes Foundation University of Wales. Dr. Al-Meheid is a full-time professor at the Institute, where he also serves as Dean. Dr. Al-Meheid’s academic work focuses on the sacred artistic principles of Islamic arts and architecture as well as the metaphysical aspects of Islamic arts.