Suzy Ismail-2015 Recipient

Suzy Ismail

Major: Human Services
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Walden University
Sponsor: Foundation for Intelligent Giving (FIG) 


Suzy Ismail is working on earning her Doctorate from Walden University. Her focus is on Marriage and Family Intervention in the Human Services program.

Suzy graduated with her Master’s from Rutgers University in 1999 with distinction in Communication and Information Studies. She currently teaches as a Visiting Professor in the Communication Department of DeVry University and also teaches full time in the high school of an accredited Islamic school where she has served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for several years.

Suzy is the founder and head communication counselor at Cornerstone, a faith-based relational counseling center for youth, couples, families and individuals. Previously, she served as the head instructor and curriculum developer for the Center for Muslim Life, a marriage facilitation initiative. She is also the author of several books on the topic of marriage, divorce, family, and ethnic minorities in the workplace. She travels widely to speak on the topics of her books and offers diversity seminars to many universities and corporations. Suzy serves as a director on numerous non-profit boards and is featured frequently in magazines and news stories on the topic of Islam and families. She has had numerous media appearances including on Fox TV, BBC, ART, PTV and on many more radio and television shows and newscasts. She currently resides in Princeton, NJ with her husband and three children.

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