Dr. Sherman Jackson is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is a co-founder, scholar and board member of the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM), an academic institution where various leaders come together to develop strategies for the future of Islam in the modern world.

Dr. Jackson is considered among the top 10 experts on Islam in America by the Religion Newswriters Foundation’s ReligionLink and was named among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.  Dr. Jackson received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at various universities throughout the world.

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