Diverse scholars, artists, scientists and professionals affiliated with Uniting Hearts Academy

Our international faculty includes both young scholars and seasoned professionals, some are academics and others are self-trained experts. They come from diverse nationalities and backgrounds. Most serve as faculty at accredited colleges and universities. Others are researchers in specialized topics or are persons who have acquired deep experience in the subjects they teach. Several are authors and public speakers.

The domains of faculty expertise include:

  • Religion, Philosophy, and Theology
  • Individual Development, Marriage, and Family Life
  • Governance and Community
  • Global Civilization


Farzin Aghdasi, PhD
Susanne M. Alexander
Necati Alkan, PhD
Brian Aull, PhD
Hooshmand Badee, PhD
Trip Barthel, MACR
Ruha Benjamin, PhD
Alex Blakeson, MEd
Ted Brownstein, MA
Christopher Buck, PhD
Susan Cangurel, PhD
Reba Carruth, PhD
Peggy Caton, PhD
Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew, PhD
William P. Collins, MALS, MSSC
Gary Colliver, MA
Arthur Lyon Dahl, PhD
Ed DiLiberto, MA
Wesley Dyring, MM
Jonathan M. Estes, CEO
Sovaida Maani Ewing, LLM
Lameh Fananapazir, MD
Shamil Fattakhov, CEO
Justine Finn, BA
Mary Fish, PhD
Carol Flood, MS
Stephen Friberg, PhD
Daniel Gebhardt, MA
Chris Gilbert, PhD
Randie Gottlieb, PhD
Richard Hainsworth, CEO
Donna Hakimian, MA
James Harrison, MA
Richard Hollinger, Historian
William Huitt, PhD
Sandra Lynn Hutchison, PhD
Stephen Kamik, MAS
Hoda Kemp, CEO

Ian Kluge, Author
Todd Lawson, PhD
Barney Leith, OBE
Mark Lutness, MD
Hoda Mahmoudi, PhD
Susan Maneck, PhD
Kavian Milani, MD
Shahrokh Monjazeb, Author
Christine Muller, Author
Roger Neyman, Engineer
Marjan Nirou Saniee, MFA
Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, MPA
Lil Abdo Osborn, PhD
Anne Pearson, PhD
Steven Phelps, PhD
Valerie Phillips, JD
Brent Poirier, JD
Daniel Pschaida, PhD
Farhad Rassekh, PhD
Claire Reiner, JD
Sue Rishworth, MA, MLS
Michael Rohani (Sours), Artist
Behrooz Sabet, PhD
Melinda Salazar, PhD
Steve Sarowitz, CEO
Robert Sarracino, PhD
Peter Smith, PhD
Raymond Switzer, MEd
Fariba S. Vahdat
Lois Walker, MA
James West, PhD
Christopher White, PhD
Helen Wilson, JD