Dr. Amer F. Ahmed
Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development, Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Intercultural Diversity Facilitator, Speaker & Consultant
Born in Springfield, Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants, Amer is a poet, Hip Hop activist, facilitator, college administrator, and intercultural diversity consultant. His lived experience as an Indian-Muslim-American and his global scholarship in Anthropology and Black Studies inspire him to promote respect and dignity for all people. Amer is especially passionate about empowering youth and communities through engagement in new and social media, arts, and facilitation.
Amer has served as Director of Intercultural Programs at Loras College and Concordia College (MN), Associate Director for Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at University of Michigan and Dean of Sophomores at Swarthmore College. He is currently Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Faculty at the Summer and Winter Institutes for Intercultural Communication and a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Education.For more information, visit: www.amerfahmed.com