Education

Ph.D., McGill University
M.A., University of West Florida
B.S., Northern Michigan University

Research and Teaching Interests

Classical and Medieval Islamic intellectual history
Life of Muhammad
Qur'an exegesis
Early Muslim views of the supernatural
Classical and Medieval Islamic historiography

Recent Publications

"Ibn Kathir," The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Editor-in-chief, John Esposito. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. [Expected publication date, February 2009]

"The Question of Authorship in al-Tabari's Biography of the Prophet Muhammad," The Author in Translation: Periods, Texts, and Beyond. Editor, Suzanne Pucci. (In preparation)

I am currently preparing a book manuscript based on my dissertation, "An Analysis of the Supernatural Archetype of the Prophet Muhammad as found in the Sira/Tarikh and Tafsir Works of al-Tabari and Ibn Kathir."