Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Arabic Heritage, Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Studies, Ethics in Arabo-Islamic tradition, Philosophy

Research areas

Islamic ethics in kalam, usul al-fiqh and philosophy, Ethical theories, Islamic Philosophy, Contemporary Arabic thought, Pluralism and tolerence, Gender issues

Education

PhD, The Thesis focuses on the development of Arabo-Islamic moral thought from the early beginnings to the rise of the Ash'arites. It primarily focuses on the Mu'tazilite ethics as expounded by the 11th century 'Abd al-Jabbar the author of al-Mughni, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Department, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
PGD, Higher Diploma in Medical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Jordan, Jordan
Master, Thesis title: "Philosophy and scientific methodology of 'Abd al-Lat̩īf al- Baghdādī"., University of Jordan, Jordan
PGD, Higher Diploma in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Jordan, Jordan
BS, B.Sc., Physics, Department of Physics, University of Jordan, Jordan

Professional experience

Lecturer at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2018 - Present)
Adjunct faculty at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2017 - 2018)
Adjunct faculty at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2016 - 2017)
Visiting Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2015 - 2016)
Visiting Scholar, Adjunct Faculty at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2014 - 2015)
Head of the Department at King's Academy, Jordan(2010 - 2014)
Faculty at King's Academy, Jordan(2008 - 2010)
Part time lecturer at University of Jordan, Jordan(2007 - 2008)
Clinical Scientist at Cookridge Hospital, United Kingdom(2005 - 2006)
Medical Physicist at Ministry of Health, Jordan(1988 - 2004)
Part time lecturer at Ministry of Health, Jordan(1990 - 1992)

Memberships

American Philosophical Association (APA), 2017 - present
British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), 2008 - present
The Jordanian Philosophical Society, 2012 - 2014

Contact

malattar@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2501