Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty


Mohamed H. Mukhtar, Ph.D.

Full Professor of History

Office: SSB 250

Tel: 912-358-3236


Ph.D., History and Civilization, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.


Professor of history and Arabic, and the interim chair, department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A two-time Fulbright Scholar. President and founder of Center for Peace-Building Initiative Inc. (CPBI). Board member, Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA); member, Global Advisory Board for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. He has written widely on the history of Somalia, the Horn of Africa, and the Muslim experience in the U.S.A. His major publications include: Historical Dictionary of Somalia (2003) and coauthored with Omar M. Ahmed, English-Maay Dictionary (2007). His articles and chapters appeared in such journals as History in Africa, Journal of method; Ufahamu, Journal of the African Activist Association; African Renaissance; and Review of African Political Economy. He was a contributing editor to Islamiyyat, Journal of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and the editor of Demenedung, Newsletter of the Inter-Riverine Studies Association. Dr. Mukhtar is fluent in English, Arabic, Somali (both Af-May and Af-Maha), Italian, French and Bahasa Malaysia.

Research Interests

Dr. Mukhtar’s research interests are focused on the Islamic World, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, African and Middle Eastern Languages.


“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle