Talk on Islam Explores Truths and Misconceptions

Dr. Saleh M. Sbenaty is the professor and program director of computer engineering technology for the Department of Engineering Technology at Middle Tennessee State University. He will give a lecture titled: “Islam: Truths and Misconceptions,” in Hargrove Auditorium at 7 p.m. on March 1. This presentation is open to the public and sponsored by the School of Theology’s Office for Community Life.

He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Tennessee Technological University and his B.S. degree from Damascus University, Syria, all in electrical engineering. He has published and presented over 36 peer-reviewed national and international articles and conducted over 30 workshops.

Sbenaty has presented numerous public presentations and short courses about Islam and the Middle East, engaged in interfaith dialogues, and participated in many TV, radio, newspaper, and online interviews. He served on the Board and the Outreach Committee of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, and has been an active member at the Center for over 20 years. He is also a board member of the American Muslim Advisory Council.

Sbenaty has served on the Steering Committee of the Middle East Center at MTSU and co-developed an “Introduction to Middle East Studies” course. He is the current faculty advisor of the Muslim Student Association, MSA, the Saudi Students Association, SSA, and the Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment, SOCM, at MTSU.

Hargrove Auditorium, Hamilton Hall