Daniel C. Peterson, Ph.D. | Send Email
Overall supervision of the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative and its series is provided by Daniel C. Peterson. He received a bachelor's degree in Greek and philosophy from Brigham Young University. After several years of study in Arabic and the history of the Middle East at the American University in Cairo, he earned a doctorate in Near Eastern languages and cultures from the University of California at Los Angeles. His research interests include the Qur'an, Islamic philosophical theology, and Isma'ili Sh'ism. He currently serves as associate professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University.
D. Morgan Davis, Ph.D. Directing Editor, Islamic Translation Series | Send Email
D. Morgan Davis received his bachelor's degree in Near Eastern studies from Brigham Young University. During the course of his undergraduate studies, he was involved with the Islamic Translation Series from its inception as an editorial assistant. Following receipt of his master's degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin, he returned to resume work with the series as associate editor. In 2005 he earned a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Utah. His area of specialty is Islamic philosophy from the classical period. Morgan and his wife Kristina are the parents of five children.
Kristian S. Heal, Mst. Associate Editor, Eastern Christian Texts | Send Email
Kristian S. Heal received his bachelor's degree in Jewish History and Hebrew from University College, London. As an undergraduate, he developed an interest in the Syriac language and its literature. He continued his education at the University of Oxford where he took a master's degree in Syriac Studies. He is currently undertaking research for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Birmingham. His research is focused on the Syriac exegetical tradition, with a particular emphasis on the figure of the Old Testament Patriarch Joseph (Genesis 37-50) in early Syriac literature. Kristian and his wife Vicki-Bronwen are the parents of five children.
Carl W. Griffin, M.A. Directing Editor, Eastern Christian Texts | Send Email
Carl W. Griffin completed an undergraduate double-major in Near Eastern Studies and Classics at Brigham Young University. He went on to earn a master of arts in Early Christian Studies at The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), in which program he is presently a Ph.D. student. His program emphasis has been Greek, Latin and oriental patrology, and his research interests include patristic exegesis and hagiography.
Muhammad S. Eissa, Ph.D. Editorial Consultant, Middle Eastern Texts Initiative
Muhammad S. Eissa is a distinguished alumnus of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Islamic history and civilization. He has also been awarded a C.Phil. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught Arabic at the American University of Cairo, Northwestern University, and Brigham Young University and is currently Mellon Lecturer at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. An accomplished translator in his own right, Dr. Eissa is especially responsible for editing the Arabic texts for the Islamic Translation Series.