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Douglass, Dr. Susan

Susan Douglass received her PhD in history from George Mason University, and M.A. in Arab Studies from the Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, where she is currently K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator, and does professional development workshops for the Bridge Initiative in the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown.

Dr.Susan Douglass served in the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations initiative, and as Affiliated Scholar with the Council on Islamic Education, reviewing commercial textbooks in development and state academic standards, and conducting the study Teaching About Religion in National and State Social Studies Standards (2000).

Her publications include social studies content for Muslim schools (IIIT/Kendall Hunt, 1994-1996); World Eras: Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500 (Thompson/Gale, 2002); and the children’s book Ramadan (Carolrhoda Books, 2002). She contributed to many teaching resource projects for Unity Productions Foundation films, curriculum units for the National Center for History in the Schools, and the Smithsonian Freer Gallery’s teaching guide Arts of Islam, and the online curriculum World History for Us All. She designed and researched The Indian Ocean in World History website.