Dr. Aneesah Nadir has taught in the social work program at Arizona State University and for the counseling program at the University in Phoenix. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at ASU-West. Dr. Nadir is a graduate of Arizona State University, School of Social Work where she obtained her Masters and PhD. Dr. Nadir's over-arching research interest is related to cultural diversity, religion and spirituality. Her primary focus is on Muslim life in America and her most recent research study is on the life experiences of young Muslim women in America. Dr. Nadir had developed an elective course for social workers and others in the human services called the 'Muslim Reality: Living in America' which helps students learn about the traditions, beliefs, practices and experiences of this community as well as other minority religious communities. She is the co-author of a chapter on Islam in Spirituality and Religious Traditions in Social Work Practice (edited by Van Hook, Hugen and Aguilar, 2001); and the author of a chapter titled, 'Promoting Positive Marital Outcomes among Muslims in America' in Islam in America: Images and Challenges by Phylis Lan Lin; and a chapter titled "An American Muslim Reflects upon the 9/11 Commission Report" in First Impressions: American Muslim Perspectives on the 9/11 Commission Report. Dr. Nadir is a founder and current president of the Islamic Social Services Association in the United States. She is currently working on developing a Certificate Program in Social Work and Spirituality for practitioners, students and religious community leaders at Arizona State University.