BIO

Dr. Parviz received his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University, from which he also earned an M.A. in Religion. He did his doctoral study in philosophy at Fordham University and majored in philosophy for his B.A. at Huntington College.

  

He has also been teaching philosophy and religion at The College of New Jersey, Kean University, Rutgers University, Middlesex County Community College, and MCCC.

 

 

 

 

RESUME:

 

Parviz Dehghani, Ph.D.
drparviz@optonline.net

 

AREA OF STUDY:

 

 

Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism (Sufism)

 

RELATED AREAS OF STUDY:

 

 

Islamic Art, Science, Theology, Law, Theosophy; Western Philosophy (Classical and Modern) and Western Religions and Comparative Philosophy and Religions.

 

PRIMARY:

 

 

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Islamic Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Business Ethics, World Religions and Islamic Art, Sufism, Theology History.

 

SECONDARY:

 

 

Inter-religious dialogue; Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Christian and
Jewish Mysticism and Islam and the West (the rise of modernism).

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OTHER DEPARTMENTS
IN WHICH QUALIFIED:

 

 

 

Philosophy, Middle Eastern, Asian, and African Studies (Muslim Africa) and History.

LANGUAGE COMPETENCY:

 

 

Persian (Native), Arabic, some Turkish and French

 

EDUCATION:

1999

 

Temple University (Philadelphia, PA):

Religion Ph.D.

 

1984

 

Temple University (Philadelphia, PA):

Religion M.A.

 

1979

 

Fordham University (New York, NY):

Philosophy Ph.D.

 

1976

 

Huntington College (Huntington, IN):

Philosophy B.A.

 

 

 

 

 

HONORS:

1997

 

Invitation to give a talk at the International Philosophy Conference held at Hunter College N.Y.C.

 

1982

 

Nominated by the Temple University Religion Department to study World Religions in 10 countries (USA, Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia).

 

1976

 

Invitation to participate in the International Philosophy Conference held for 8 days at the Biltmore Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL

October 2001

 

Guest Panelist at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. "Why is America Hated so Much?"

EXPERIENCE:

October 2001

 

Guest Speaker at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. "The misconceptions of Islam"

 

August 1999

 

Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. The Ambler Branch. Lectured on Martyrdom and Islam.

 

June 1999

 

Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. Lectured on Sufism and its relationship with Islamic philosophy.

 

1998-1999

 

Guest lecturer at Metuchen High School, Metuchen, NJ. Lectured on the subject of Islam and modernism.

 

1987-1989

 

Guest lecturer at Raritan Valley Community College, Raritan, NJ. Lectured on women's role in Islam and comparative philosophy.

 

1985

 

Taught Persian at Temple University, Philadelphia PA, Language Department.

 

1985

 

Yuin University, Ramona, CA. Assistant Professor, Islamic Religion and Philosophy.

 

1984

 

Teaching assistant in world religions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Religion Department.

 

1979-1981

 

Lectured on Sufism, Islamic philosophy and western thought, and comparative religion at North Philadelphia Synagogue, Philadelphia, PA; Queens Islamic Center, Woodside Islamic Center, Brooklyn Islamic Center, Flatbush Islamic Center, and the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Flushing, NY.