Hashem Al Taweel
Professor and chair of Art History Program at Henry Ford College, Michigan. Ph.D. in Art history from the University of Iowa; MA in Art Education from Hartford University, CT, and BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Baghdad, Iraq. Served on the faculty of the Academy of Fine arts, University of Baghdad, Iraq and currently teaches Art history and Islamic art history at Henry Ford College. member of the Board of Directors of Asian and Islamic Art Forum at the Detroit Institute of Art; Associate Director of "The Pluralism Project” and director of Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn, an affiliate of the parent project at Harvard University since 1999. Active artist shown his work in Iraq, the Arab world, Europe and the United States; Won international prizes and his works are in different museums and collections.
Al-Tawil has been recently awarded a Fulbright senior research grant for 2006-2007 to conduct field study on aspects of Islamic-Arabic culture during the 12th century Norman reign in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.