Education is a slow moving but powerful force. Senator J. William Fulbright
Northern Mindanao, Philippines
Monash University Seeding Grant Exploring the development of Australian Muslim identity in one Australian Islamic school. October 2018 Principal Investigator This research project will investigate how one Australian Islamic school develops in its students an Australian Muslim identity.
The Australian-Indonesia Centre Attitudes and Perceptions Tactical Research Project. Are Islamic schools in Indonesia educating for or against religious extremism? Principal Investigator March 2017 This research project explored the crucial role that Indonesian Islamic school principals play in leading schools that educate for or against religious extremism.
2015 Jeffrey V. Bennett Honorable Mention for Outstanding International Research.“Being wholly Muslim and wholly American”: Exploring one Islamic school’s efforts to educate against extremism. UCEA Center for the International Study of School Leadership.
World Research Advocacy Award, 2015. 3rd Asian Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Higher Education. Presented by International Association of Multidisciplinary Research. Manila, Philippines.
U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Scholar Program In schools we trust? Exploring school and community relationships in Mindanao, Philippines. This five-month (August-December 2015) TEACHING/RESEARCH project explored how school leaders go about their work building and sustaining trust within their school and community. This research explored the complexities school leaders face when working in areas with ethno-religious difference, ultimately calling for a rethinking of the skills and attitudes needed to lead schools in areas that lack trust between groups of people. For the teaching portion of the grant, I taught two graduate courses, Educational Leadership and Comparative Education Systems at Capitol University. I also provided workshops for faculty, students, and educational practitioners on action research and qualitative research.
Center for International Programs Iowa State University Principal Investigator February 2013 Building global partnerships to improve the human condition through professional development: Iowa State University and the University of Pristina, Kosovo supported two faculty members to provide seven teacher training workshops at the Center for Excellency in Teaching. Topics were chosen in consultation with University of Pristina faculty and include: (1) action research; (2) teaching methodology; (3) instructional leadership, and (4) graduate student mentorship.
U.S. Embassy, Pristina, Kosovo University Supports Grants Program Key Personnel October 2012 This grant created an exchange experience between the academic communities of Kosovo and Iowa. Iowa State University hosted a 3 week summer cultural emersion and English as a foreign language teacher training course for Kosovar English teachers. Center for International Programs Iowa State University Principal Investigator February 2012 Global partnerships to promote multicultural education: An innovative multi-media project created jointly with Iowa State University and Prince of Songkla University in Pattani, Thailand. This grant established a partnership between ISU and Prince of Songkla University (PSU) in Southern Thailand focused on issues of diversity and multiculturalism.
Innovative Teaching Initiatives Program College of Human Sciences Iowa State University Key Personnel December 2011 College-wide Qualitative Research Coursework Development and Refinement. This grant focused on developing a series of qualitative research courses that were developed during a week-long planning session where a selected group of faculty wrote course descriptions and objectives, developed course syllabi, designed assignments and learning opportunities for students, and prepared for course implementation.