Raja S. Tanas is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Whitworth University. He joined Whitworth’s faculty in 1983 after completing his BA and MA in sociology at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and Ph.D. in sociology at Michigan State University. Raja has carried out extensive research in the areas of Middle Eastern, Arab, and Islamic studies. He is listed in the 1998, 2000, and 2010 editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Raja was recognized by his colleagues with the Burlington Northern Teaching Excellence Award in 1989 and with the Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 1997. Voted Most Influential Professor by the Class of 2010 and received Whitworth’s Diversity Award from the Class of 2011.
Dr. Tanas will bring his laptop and projector if they are not available on site.