Program Coordinator, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC)
Nur Shaina Ayers is the academic program specialist for the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC). She is a graduate of Howard University School of Business and School of Divinity. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and a Master of Arts degree in Islamic Studies. She served as the Executive President of the School of Divinity Student Government Association, was a research assistant to Dr. Zainab Alwani, Founding Director of Islamic Studies program at Howard University School of Divinity, and was a graduate assistant to Dr. Nisa Mohammad, the Assistant Dean of the Chapel. Ms. Ayers' scholarship focused on the cultural phenomenology of Islam and religious history in America. Her research interest includes phenomenology of Islam, religious identity, and religio-cultural trauma. Prior to shifting into academia, she held various management positions in the private sector dedicated to engagement, training & development, and operational implementation. She has extensive experience in Management, Program Implementation, CX Design & Management, Stakeholder Engagement, and Training Facilitation.