Experience Summary

Dr. Hamed Ghazali, has extensive experience in the field of Tarbiyah and issues related to work in classroom management. He holds a Ph.D. from the department of Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University. Dr. Ghazali worked as a Principal and Superintendent of several Islamic Schools.


  • Ph.D. in Education Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 2003
  • M.S. in Petroleum Engineering University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 1984
  • B.S. in Petroleum Engineering University of Suez Canal, Suez, Egypt 1975


  • Director of the Houston Quran Academy 2008-Present
  • Superintendent, Iman Academy of Houston, Texas 2005-2008
  • Chairman of the MAS Council of Islamic Schools: 1999- Present
  • Adjunct professor with the Islamic American University. 2004- Present
  • Consultant, Islamic School of Irving, Islamic School of Austin, Islamic School of Tulsa, and Islamic School of Greater Kansas City. 2006-Present
  • Consultant, United Nations 2005- 2008
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Faith and Services Technical Educational Network (FASTEN), which is an affiliate of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). 2002 – 2006
  • Superintendent, Andalusia School, New York City (Part time) – 2005 – 2006
  • Principal of the Islamic School of Greater Kansas City, 1996 – 2005
  • Member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) of Kansas City: Helping with research on developing better communication between the police and the community. 2001 – 2003
  • Member of the Focus Group of the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) Missouri Western State College’s Value-Based Initiative – 2002
  • Visiting Imam of the Federal Prison in Leavenworth, Kansas – 1996 – 2002
  • Speaker at major conferences on education: Presented several papers at major conferences in the United States such as the Society of International Visual Literacy, the Association of Educational Communication and Technology, and the Islamic Society of North America Education Forum. 1995
  • Imam, Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City: Responsibilities include leading Friday prayers and offering weekend courses on Islamic Studies and Quran – 1997 – 2005
  • Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA): ISNA is the biggest Muslim organization in the United States, which owns most of the Islamic Centers in the 1993 – 1997
  • United States and Canada. Responsibilities included providing supervision and implementing different major and international Islamic conferences and conventions in the United States, providing support for Islamic centers and Islamic schools, and providing conflict-resolution services for different Islamic Centers.
  • Chairman of the Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America – 1994 – 1996
  • Imam, of Islamic Center of Lawrence – 1990 – 1996
  • Muslim Judge in the Circuit Court of Missouri: Appointed by the circuit Court of Missouri as a special Master (Muslim Judge) to settle a court case that involved Afro-American Muslims in Kansas City, Missouri – 1993


  • Ghazali, Hamed. 2011. “The Companion – Surat Al-Baqarah” Manuscripts of a book.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. 2009. The Companion – A Guide to the Analytical Interpretation of the Holy Quran. Manuscripts are being prepared.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. 2006. Rights of Female Muslim Patients. Report Submitted to Truman Medical Center.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. 2003. Examining Computer Ethics among High-School Students. Ph.D. Dissertation. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. The Use of Force to Remove Unjust Leaders in a Muslim State. Special Report presented to the Circuit Court of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 1993.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Muslim Understanding of Suffering. Twenty-eight Annual Post-Graduate Symposium on Medicine and Religion, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, 1992.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. The Use of Force to Remove Unjust Imams: Case Study. Bingham University, New York, 1994.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Islam for Peace and Justice. The American Muslim Magazine, Volume 3, No. 1, March 2002.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Islamic Schools: “Where Are We? And Where Are We Going?. The American Muslim Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 2000.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Teacher Evaluation for Islamic Schools. Islamic Society of North America First Education Forum, Chicago, Illinois, April 2000.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Teacher Evaluation. The American Muslim Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, June 2000.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Visual Summaries. International Visual Literacy Association 30th Annual Conference, The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, Georgia, 1998.
  • Ghazali, Hamed; Knupfer, Nancy. The Creation of Aesthetic Backgrounds for Home Page Designers. International Visual Literacy Association Twenty-nine Annual Conference, Oct. 22-26, 1997. Pennsylvania State University.
  • Ghazali, Hamed, Knupfer, Nancy, and Kramer, Kevin. Web Page Design: Aesthetic Consideration. AECT Tri-conference, Topeka, Kansas 1997.
  • Ghazali, Hamed, Graham, Teresa, and Knupfer, Nancy. How to Make Instructional Design More Appealing. International Visual Literacy Association Twenty-eight Annual Conference, 1996.
  • Talab, R.S., Ghazali, Hamed. Design, Interface, and Mastering Consideration in Developing Compact Discs. Association of Educational and Communicational Technology Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, Feb. 14-18, 1996.
  • Knupfer, Nancy, Ghazali, Hamed, Kramer, Kevin. Web Page Design. Association of Educational and Communicational Technology Annual Conference, 1997.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Constructive Objectivism. College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1995.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Contribution of Qualitative Research to Multimedia and Hypermedia. College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1995.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. Hi-Tech Ethical Problems in the Use of Technology. College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1995.
  • Ghazali, Hamed, and Abdul Rahim, A. The Use of Technology for Educational Instruction in Schools. Thirty Third Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America, Columbus, Ohio 1996.
  • Ghazali, Hamed. 1984. The Use of Aluminum Citrate in to Enhance Tertiary Oil Recovery. Master Thesis. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Career Milestones
In his rich service to the community Dr. Hamed Ghazali was involved in as well as initiated many of the following activities:

  • 1985 Completed a study of the interpretation of the entire Holy Quran. This included a careful study of the Ibn Katheer, In the Shades of the Quran, all the volumes of Tafseer by Ibn Taymiah, and the major writings of Tafseer by Ibn Qayyim Aljawzia.
  • 1988 Completed the memorization of the Holy Quran.
  • 1988 Completed a short course on Oloom Alquran
  • 1998 Finished a special course on “Osool Al-Tafseer” by Dr. Mohamed Alqiee. The course included about 100 audiotapes of lectures and discussions with students in the graduate program in Alazhar University.
  • 1998 – Present Completed a thorough study of each Surah of the Quran that analyzed how the verses of each Surah are related to each other. This study covered all the Suras from the beginning of the Quran up to Surat Al-Zummar in part 23. I am still working on the rest of it. A good portion of this work has been recorded on audiotapes while giving a weekly class on understanding the art of Tafseer in the Kansas City and Houston. Some it is also written in a draft of a book. The first book covering Surat Al-Baqarah on a series of books on this area is already produced. The series is called the “Companion,” meaning your companion in the Journey of understanding the Quran. It goes hand in hand with other authentic books of Tafseer. In this work I used the skills I learned in the field of education to analyze the Quran. The methods used are in line with present research methods that are applied in the field of social sciences.
  • 1990 Had the honor of being a special companion of Dr. Yousuf Al-Qaradawi for 4 days during his stay in the United States. This gave me an opportunity to discuss with him one-one different aspects related to my interest in the area of the Holy Quran and other areas.