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Professor Rafik I. Beekun
Dr. Rafik Beekun is Professor of management and strategy,Co-Director for the Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, a previous Senior Fulbright Scholar and former Chair of the Managerial Sciences Department at the University of Nevada. He obtained his MBA and Ph.D from the University of Texas, and his BA and MA from Columbia University, New York. He has taught at both Temple University and the University of Texas. He specializes in strategic management, international management, business ethics, and leadership.

Dr. Beekun has published in many academic journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Decision Sciences, Human Relations, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics. He is the author of 4 books. His book, Islamic Business Ethics, was published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and has been translated in several languages. He co-authored another book with Dr. Jamal Badawi titled Leadership: An Islamic Perspective . His latest book is Strategic Planning and Implementation for Islamic Organizations, which has also been translated. He has produced an Islamic Management Lecture Series on DVD in cooperation with the Shura Council of Southern California, due in January 2009. He is currently working on an edited book Islam,Management and Finance , due from Altamira Press in 2009.

Dr. Beekun is the past president of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) of North America (2003-2007) as well as a trustee and education director of the Minaret Business Association, a global Muslim Chamber of Commerce. In addition to serving on the Executive Committee and Majlis-as-Shura of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), he has served on the Board of Advisors of the North American Islamic Trust for several years. He consults globally in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East.