Zafar Anjum

Senior Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities
zanjum@utdallas.edu
972-883-2187
JO4638

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Arabic
Aligarh Muslim University, India - 1995
M. Phil - Arabic
Aligarh Muslim University, India - 1993
M.A. - Arabic
Aligarh Muslim University, India - 1989
M.A. - Islamic Studies
Government Oriental College, Rampur, UP, India - 1987
Advanced PG Diploma - Arabic
Arab Culture Center, New Delhi, India - 1987
B.A. - Theology
U.P. Board, Allahabad, India - 1986
Associate Degree - Theology
U.P. Board, Allahabad, India - 1984

Appointments

Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2012–Present]
Arabic, School of Arts and Humanities
Visiting Asst. Professor
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2011–2012]
Arabic, School of Arts and Humanities

Awards

Shining Star - ICC of Carrollton, Texas [2013]
Leadership Role - IANT (Islamic Association of North Texas) [2008]
Community Leadership - Tampa Bay Association, Florida [1999]
Research Fellowship - University Grants Commission, Ministry of Education, India [1994]
Merit Scholarship - Aligarh Muslim University, India [1989]
Eligibility for Lectureship in Arabic - University Grants Commission, Ministry of Education, New Delhi, India

Activities

  • Participated in MESA & AATA (Middle Eastern Studies Association of and American Arabic Teachers Association) Annual Conference of 2012 in Denver, CO. 
  • Attended International Seminar in India organized by “All India Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Academy” held March 5-7, 2011 
  • Participated in a workshop on Islamic Banking conducted by American Islamic Finance at Berkley, CA held May 2-5, 2011. 
  • Presented papers and attended ISNA Education forum in Chicago, 2005-2007 
  • Participated and attended Arabic workshop in Washington D.C. and Chicago during the years of 2005-06 and 2007-08 
  • Coached students for competitions of Qur’anic Arabic at local, regional and national level. 
  • Suffa Islamic Seminary at IANT, Richardson, Texas taught classes on exegesis of Qur’an 2004-2008 

Affiliations

  •  Member of MESA (Middle Eastern Studies Association of America) 
  • Member of AATA (American Arabic Teachers Association)
  • Member of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 
  • Member of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) 
  • Member of Interfaith Association of Palm Beach County, Florida Jan 1998 - Mar 2002 
  • General Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Research Scholars Association (AMURSA) 
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal Entitled “Zia-eWajih”, Published by Anjuman Kalamia, Rampur, India, Jan 1982 – Current 
  • Member, Forum of the Imams in Dallas Fortworth Area.