Amira Shouman is an assistant director at the Islamic Center at New York University. Amira's background in higher education has centered around student engagement in community service and leadership programs. At the Islamic Center, her work is focused on creating a space where students and community members can be supported and inspired in their unique identities. Amira oversees programs focused around, community organizing, direct service, healing spaces, self-expression through art and mental health wellness. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, Amira worked with adult immigrants and refugees enrolled in an English language learning program. Amira received her Masters in higher education and student affairs from NYU. She is currently pursuing a Masters in social work and interning as a psychotherapist at the New School Counseling Center.
Khalid Latif is executive director and chaplain (Imam) for the Islamic Center at NYU. In 2005, Imam Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU. At NYU, Khalid initiated his vision for a pluralistic American Muslim community, rooted on campus and reaching out to the city. In 2006, Imam Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University. In 2007, Imam Latif's position was fully institutionalized at New York University, and so he committed himself to that institution and the building of a Muslim life institution. Today's Islamic Center is a leader among American Muslim organizations, uniquely shaped to contribute to the future of Muslim practice in the West. Imam Latif's exceptional dedication and ability to cross faith and cultural boundaries on a daily basis brought him recognition throughout the city, so much so that in 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg nominated Imam Latif to become the youngest chaplain in history of the New York City Police Department. At NYU, Imam Latif has not only managed to build a strong Muslim institution at NYU, but he has offered his experience and awareness to the U.S. State Department, various institutions, corporations, mosques and other communities across the world. He is a highly sought-after speaker, offering to diverse audiences his unique blend of motivational speaking, leadership insights, spiritual development and religious awareness.
Faiyaz Jaffer is an adjunct assistant professor of public service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, assistant research scholar for the Islamic Center at New York University and an associate chaplain for the Center of Global & Spiritual Life at NYU. As a faith leader and social activist, Faiyaz Jaffer has lectured at universities, seminars, and workshops across the United States, Canada, Europe, East Africa, and the Middle East. He has been making strides in the greater New York area by engaging in interfaith seminars and discussions in the aspiration of increasing dialogue with various faith leaders. Faiyaz attained an MA degree in Islamic studies (UK), with a concentration on early Islamic history, and pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration concentrating on spiritual diversity at NYU.
Suhaib Webb is an adjunct assistant professor of public service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has a degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and in Islamic law from al-Azhar Universiy in Cairo. He was named as a "Faith Leader to Watch" by The Center for American Progress in 2016, selected by the Muslim Community as one of CNN’s 25 Most Influential Leaders; as well as one of "Five Hundred of the Most Influential Muslims" by the Royal Islamic Studies Center in 2017. He is also currently the resident scholar at the Islamic Center at NYU.