Speaker Biography

Weekly Guest Speakers

Dr. Hugh Motlagh

Dr. Hushidar Motlagh is professor emeritus at Central Michigan University. He is the author of more than 30 volumes. He taught for 33 years at two universities in the United States and retired at age 63. He taught courses in psychology of human development, educational psychology, mental health, and creativity. His works relate to the […] Read More

Dr. Barbara Johnson

Dr. Barbara Johnson’s Ph.D. is in the field of Global Education. She served as Co-Administrator of Louhelen Bahá’í School and Director of the National Children’s Education and Research Center, when that Center was based at Louhelen, 1991-2008.Dr. Johnson served as founding director for the Teacher Education Program of Colorado Mountain College, 2008-2018, and currently serves […] Read More

Dr. Francis Hayden

I am a practicing MD psychiatrist for the past 30 years in the New York City area, having moved here from my home state of Kentucky after medical school. I do evaluations, medication management, treatment planning, and consultation for all ages of patients and all diagnoses including addictions. I am Board Certified in my main […] Read More

Mr. Hillary Chapman

Hillary Chapman is a writer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently lives in Washington DC. He is the creator of the following books, short stories, and songs:
Books:* Foreigner: The life story told in vignettes of an Iranian immigration to the Untied States (George Ronald, Oxford, UK, 2019)* Awakening: The story of religious turmoil and development in […] Read More

Mr. Masud Olufani

Masud Ashley Olufani is an Atlanta-based actor and mixed media artist whose studio practice is rooted in the discipline of sculpture. Masud learned of the Baha’i Faith in 1992 as a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta.He was introduced to the Faith from a then-girlfriend who was not a Baha’i but an admirer. According to […] Read More

Christopher Buck PhD Esq

Christopher Buck publishes broadly as an independent scholar in a wide range of fields, including American studies, Native American studies, African American studies, religious studies, Islamic studies, and Baha’i studies.Author of books God & Apple Pie (2015), which is the revised edition of Religious Myths and Visions of America (2009), along with Alain Locke: Faith […] Read More

Mr. Michael Hampton

Mr. Hampton is currently an entertainment consultant, music producer, and executive producer, He is also a team member of the Third Coast Recording Company in Grand Haven, MI., and became a voting member of the GRAMMYs in 2010.In addition to his career in the entertainment industry, he successfully built an investment practice as a Vice […] Read More

Ms. Violetta Zein

Violetta’s family has pioneered in Africa for two generations, first her grandparents to Spanish Morocco during the Ten-Year Crusade, and her parents following suit by pioneering in Central Africa since 1981. After her undergraduate degree in International Relations, Violetta served and then traveled throughout Africa before serving at the Bahá’í World Centre for two and […] Read More

Mr. Adib Masumian

Adib received his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, and his Master’s in Learning Technologies from that same institution in 2015, During his last year of graduate school, he spent a summer abroad in Jordan to study the fundamentals of Classical Arabic, with the goal of being […] Read More

Nabil Khodadad

Nabil L. Khodadad is a lawyer based in London and is a partner in an international law firm.  Read More