Dr. Jamal Badawi is an Egyptian born Muslim Canadian. Dr. Badawi completed his undergraduate studies in Cairo, Egypt and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a former professor who taught at a number of schools including the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he taught in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management. He is a well-known author, activist, preacher and speaker on Islam. Dr. Badawi is the author of many books and articles on Islam, and has researched, designed, and presented a 352 segment television series on Islam, which was shown on many local TV stations in Canada, the US and as well as other countries all over the world. Dr. Badawi actively participates in lectures, seminars and interfaith dialogues in North America, and has been invited to speak in various functions and conventions internationally. He is active in several Islamic organizations, including Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He is the founder and chairman of the Islamic Information Foundation, which is a non-profit foundation seeking to promote a better understanding of Islam and the Muslims. Currently, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Islamic University. Dr. Badawi is the father of 5 and grandfather of 12 children.