Dr. Glen Cooper visited the Sharjah International Foundation for the History of Arab and Muslim Sciences (SIFHAMS) and it was a great pleasure to welcome him. Prof. Mesut Idriz, Acting Director of SIFHAMS, accompanied by Dr. Saleh Al-Leheibi from the Department of History and Islamic Civilization, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, welcomed Dr. Cooper and discussed further plans of collaboration. Who is Dr. Glen Cooper: Cooper graduated from Brigham Young University in physics and astronomy, and continued his academic career by studying philosophy at Oxford. Later, Dr. Cooper went on to earn his Ph.D. in the history of Islamic science and culture from Columbia University.
Additionally, Dr. Cooper has worked on the Islamic Translation series at the BYU Maxwell Institute, taught Middle Eastern history at BYU, and taught history and religion classes and the Claremont Colleges in greater Los Angeles. He has also taught Greek, Byzantine, Jewish, and South Asian history courses. Dr. Cooper is very widely published, especially on the topic of Islamic science, and currently resides in Springville, Utah, where he is working away on his next book.