Raja Tanas

Raja Tanas joined Whitworth's faculty in 1983 after completing his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in sociology at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a doctorate in sociology at Michigan State University. Raja has carried out extensive research in the areas of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Since 2007, he has served as chair of the Sociology Department. He is listed in the 1998, 2000, and 2010 editions of "Who's Who Among America's Teachers." Raja was recognized by his colleagues with the Burlington Northern Teaching Excellence Award in 1989 and with the Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 1997. Voted Most Influential Professor by the Class of 2010 and received Whitworth's Diversity Award from the Class of 2011.


Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
phone: 509-777-4516 Office
email: rtanas@whitworth.edu
Presentation needs: Dr. Tanas will bring his laptop and projector if they are not available on site.
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