USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Quaiser Abdullah, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Communication and Social Influence department in Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Quaiser is also the Program Director for Klein’s Master of Science in Communication Management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on conflict resolution, mediation, conflict in educational systems, interpersonal communication, leadership development and organizational development and assessment. Quaiser earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Religion, with a minor in Asian Studies. He then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Adult Learning and Organizational Development and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Quaiser’s research interests center around identity and conflict, leadership and conflict management and religious identity. He authored the chapter entitled “Muslim Leader Formation and Education,” published by SAGE in the Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook (2012). His chapter, “Daanaa Abdullah: Exemplar of Community Leadership” was published in Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership: Reclaiming School Reform, in 2015 by Routledge. He has a number of published interviews on the topic of religion and identity in public spaces in various news media. He is also a frequent guest presenter to local and national audiences on topics relating to Islam, identity and conflict.

Quaiser is a scholar with the Institute for Social Policy (ISPU) and a recipient of the Trailblazer Award from the Muslim Wellness Foundation. He is the co-chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs in Philadelphia, co-president elect with the Association for Conflict Resolution, the faculty advisor for the Muslim Student Association at Temple, board chair of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and served as a Police Chaplain for the 18th District in the Philadelphia Police Department. Starting in 2020, Quaiser has consistently been called as an expert witness to share insights on verbal aggression and violence as it relates to police officers who were disciplined for engaging in verbally aggressive communication on social media. Quaiser’s most current project is as a co-convener of the new Muslim Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform established in 2020 in Philadelphia; which has been on hiatus since 2022. Quaiser continues to serve in other organizations locally and nationally.

Quaiser is the president and principal of Statera Coaching and Leadership Consulting, LLC. Statera Coaching is a private company that focuses on leadership training, conflict resolution, professional and conflict coaching and organizational development. Quaiser is a certified Conflict Resolution in Education trainer, professional coach, conflict coach, Positive Discipline Educator and a trained mediator in the area of Transformative Mediation, with a focus on family, divorce and custody mediation.

Quaiser Abdullah