Editorial Board

Chief Editor

Ali Yurtsever

Dr. Yurtsever has an undergraduate degree in Physics Education from Bosphorus University, MS and PhD degrees in Math from Ege University and MA degree in Management from Fatih University. He got his classical Islamic education during his secondary school years where he studied Arabic, Hadith, Fiqh, Tafseer, and Seerah from prominent ulama.

He taught and made research at Fatih University, Istanbul Turkey, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL, Georgetown University (GU) and Catholic University of America (CUA), Washington DC. He voluntarily presided Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue when he was in DC between 2004-2009. In 2009 he was invited to Chicago for a noble mission, to help reviving American Islamic College (AIC) where he presided between 2012-2016. In his term, the College was revived from scratch after a long silence due to its lost operating and degree granting authority. In this respect, he is considered as the founding President of the College. When he stepped down from his position in August 2016, AIC was at its highest position academically, financially and physically since its inception.

With the invitation of Dr. Brophy, President of Benedictine University, Dr. Yurtsever joined the BenU family and started working for BenU in his capacity as the first Muslim Faith Advisor. BenU is known with its highest ratio of Muslim student population in the US. In his post, he supervised the MSA activities, organized lectures, seminars, conferences, meetings, on Islam related matters and other social issues, help recruiting Muslim students, deal with the problems of Muslim students and other students related to Islam, advised students, staff, faculty and administration. He also attended some classes as an invited speaker, to inform the students about Islam related issues, answered their questions. Furthermore, he used his network across the world to have some exchange programs with universities overseas.

He has been the president of Islamic Society of Midwest since 2016.

Editorial Board

Name                                       Affiliation                                                                   Country

George SalibaColumbia UUSA
John VollGeorgetown UUSA
Wael HallaqColumbia UUSA
Zeki SaritoprakJohn Carroll UUSA
Turan KayaogluU of Washington TacomaUSA
Arsalan IftikharAsian-American Journalist AssociationUSA
Muhammad ShafiqNazareth CollegeUSA
James MorrisBoston CollegeUSA
Yousef CasewitU of ChicagoUSA
John E. WoodsU of ChicagoUSA
Mark SwansonLutheran STCUSA
Thomas MichelGeorgetown UUSA
Jihad TurkClaremont STUSA
Omid SafiDuke UUSA
John EspositoGeorgetown UUSA
Ayse KadayifciGeorgetown UUSA
Kemal SilayIndiana U BloomingtonUSA
Scott AlexanderCatholic TUUSA
Alan GodlasU of GeorgiaUSA
Jon PahlLutheran Theological S PAUSA
Radhi Al MabukU of Northern IowaUSA
Richard BulietColumbia UUSA
Adnan AslanSuleyman Sah U TurkeyTurkey
Oliver LeamanUniversity of KentuckyUSA
Mehmet OzalpCharles Sturt U, AustraliaAustralia
Khaled Abu Al FadlUCLAUSA
Michael ShelleyLutheran STCUSA
Martin MartyUniversity of ChicagoUSA
Tahir AbbasRoyal United Service Inst.UK
Naveed SheikhKeele UniversityUK
Alison Scott-BaumannSOAS, University of LondonUK
Mohammed Abu NimerAmerican UniversityUSA
Patrick LaudeGeorgetown U QatarQATAR
David GraftonHartford SeminaryUSA
Kim ShivelyKutztown UniversityUSA
Mashood BaderinSOAS, University of LondonUSA
Oliver ScharbrodtUniversity of ChesterUSA
Walter WagnerRespect GS, PAUSA
M Abdel HaleemSOAS, University of LondonUK
Carl W ErnstUniversity of North Carolina Chapell HillUSA
Valentino CottiniPontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica (PISAI)Italy
Farid EsackUniversity of JohannesburgS Africa
Radwan MasmoudiCSID, Washington D.C.USA
Hossein KamalyBarnard CollegeUSA
Abdulaziz SachedinaGeorge Mason UniversityUSA
Souleymane Bachir DiagneColumbia UUSA
Muzammil SiddiqiChapman UniversityUSA
Ali PayaIslamic CollegeUK
Maliha ChishtiU of ChicagoUSA
Asifa Quraishi-LandesU of Wisconsin Law SchoolUSA
Joseph MassadColumbia UUSA
P. Diego Sarri├│ Cucarella, M.AfrPontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica (PISAI)Italy
Abdulkarim SoroushProfessor EmeritusUSA
Aasim PadelaU of ChicagoUSA
Ani ZonneveldMuslims for Progressive ValuesUSA
Alireza DoostdarColumbia UUSA
Mohamed SharkawiCairo UniversityEgypt
Mohammad FadelUniversity of Toronto Faculty of LawCanada
Daniel MadiganGeorgetown UniversityUSA
Mustafa KayaUniversity of Chicago USA
Tarik RamadanUniversity of Oxford UK