Dr. Timothy Furnish has served the U.S. 101st Airborne as Arabic Interrogator, and then as Chaplain. His former academic positions include Assistant Professor at Georgia Perimeter College, where he taught for 7 years, and Guest Lecturer at the Joint Special Operations University for 2 years.
For the past three years, Dr. Furnish has worked as a a geopolitical analyst for Jacobs Technology, specializing in transnational Islamic movements, Islamic sects, and comparative religion. Concurrently, he works as researcher and author on Mahdism (Islamic messianism), Islamic schatology (End of Time beliefs), Christian-Muslim relations, Islamic warfare and jihadist ideology.
He has almost three decades of education and experience in the history, religion, culture, politics and geo-politics of the Islamic world. His stated professional goal is to shed light on and pose real-world-based solutions to vexing issues of national and civilizational security and religious persecution.
PhD, Islamic, World, African History, Ohio State University
MA, Religion, Concordia Seminary
Certificates, Arabic, US Defense Language Institute
BA, American Studies, Georgetown College
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