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Sharif A. Rosen joined the Tucker Foundation as the Muslim & Multi-Faith Advisor in December 2013.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth College, he spent nearly five years in Amman, Jordan directing student services for the Qasid Arabic Institute, a study abroad center for college-age students of Arabic from the United States and other western countries. At Qasid, he led student advising, organized trips, activities and volunteer service opportunities.
Concurrent with his work in Amman, Sharif studied Arabic and Islam directly under traditional Muslim scholars. His past and ongoing studies focus on spiritual and ethical development, the laws of ritual worship, tenets of faith, Quranic exegesis and recitation. In early 2013, he completed Qasid's classical Arabic program. With the encouragement of his teachers, Sharif is translating practical works on Islam from Arabic into English. He is authorized to teach one of the classical methods of Quranic recitation.
From 2006 – 2008, Sharif led community relations for the University Muslim Medical Association in Los Angeles, California, also known as the UMMA Community Clinic.
As an undergraduate at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Sharif founded the Muslim student group on campus in 2004. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from LMU in 2008 and is now a graduate student, part-time at the Hartford Seminary. Apart from his work and studies, Sharif serves as a volunteer chaplain within the Vermont Department of Corrections.
Sharif embraced Islam in 2002.
Last Updated: 9/8/14