ACMCU Education Consultant
Susan Douglass has an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in History from the University of Rochester, and is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in history at George Mason University. During 2006, she served as Senior Researcher for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations initiative, and was an Affiliated Scholar with the Council on Islamic Education for over a decade, reviewing over a dozen commercial textbooks in development, reviewing state curricula and standards, and developing instructional resources.
Major publications include World Eras: Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500 (Thompson/Gale, 2002), teaching resources for the Council on Islamic Education and the National Center for History in the Schools, a children’s book Ramadan (Carolrhoda Books, 2002), and many articles and book chapters. She is contributor to online teaching resources such as the IslamProject.org, the Smithsonian Freer Gallery teaching guide Arts of Islam, and the San Diego State University curriculum project World History for Us All. She conducted the study Teaching About Religion in National and State Social Studies Standards (Freedom Forum First Amendment Center and Council on Islamic Education, 2000) and has a study of world history and geography standards in publication. She conducted teacher workshops nationwide for over a decade before developing the workshop program at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding.