Mar 302022

CTS Announces the Hire of Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad


April 1, 2022

CHICAGO–Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad as Assistant Professor of Psychology and Muslim Studies, beginning July 1. Dr. Mu’Min Rashad has spent the last year as an adjunct professor here; the move to a full-time appointment reflects the tremendous value of her contributions to our community.

“Dr. Mu’Min Rashad is a tremendous addition to our full-time faculty,” said Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Academic Dean. “Students talk about her courses as formative and transformative, and her areas of expertise highlight the essential intersections of our commitments. We are blessed in her coming.”

Dr. Mu’Min Rashad is the Founder and President of the Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healing and emotional well-being in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training. Through MWF, Dr. Mu’Min Rashad established the annual Black Muslim Psychology Conference and the Deeply Rooted Emerging Leaders (DREL) Fellowship for Black Muslim young adults. Dr. Mu’Min Rashad is also the founding co-Director of the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition, an initiative launched in collaboration with Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative to address the need for effective planning, preparedness and organizing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is a joy, and undoubtedly one of the highlights of my career, to officially join the faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor,” Dr. Mu’Min Rashad said. “In the past year I have had the pleasure of working with colleagues who are extraordinary in countless ways; AND humble, curious, sincere and deeply committed to social justice and faith-inspired community building.  Their generosity and wisdom have been refreshing and I have come to realize that CTS is the academic home I didn’t know I was seeking. I pray that my presence and contributions to the CTS community are meaningful, timely and resonant. I am excited to continue to grow personally and professionally at CTS and I am eagerly looking forward to the many possibilities that lie ahead.”

Dr. Mu’Min Rashad received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Education in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania (2000, 2001); a Masters in Restorative Practices & Youth Counseling (MRP) from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (2011); and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College (2019).