Dr. Ahmed Younis is Assistant Professor of Integrated Educational Studies in the Atallah College of Educational Studies. Younis served in the Obama and Trump administrations as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Special Envoy (Global Engagement Center), US Department of State. Currently, he serves as Fellow in International Security at New America Foundation.
Prior to joining government, Dr. Younis served as a Scientist at Argonne National Laboratories, assigned to the Department of Homeland Security as Senior Adviser for Strategic Engagement in the Office for Community Partnerships. Dr. Younis was also a Senior Consultant for the Gallup Organization and Senior Analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies from 2007 to 2012. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, he was named as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims globally. And in 2011 and 2012, Arabian Business Magazine named Dr. Younis as one of the "Power 500" of the Arab world and one of the 500 Most Famous Arabs in the world.
Dr. Younis also holds a Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee School of Law (2004) and a Ph.D in Education (Critical Pedagogy) from Chapman University (2016).