Dr. Emad Rahim is an award winning author, educator, entrepreneur and civic leader. Emad holds several accredited degrees; an AACSB Post-Doctoral Diploma in Marketing and Management Research from Tulane University, Doctorate of Management and Master of Science in Project Management from Colorado Tech’s Institute for Advance Studies, and a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Empire State College. He is also a Certified Manager (CM), Project Manager (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt and earned an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University and MIT.

Dr. Rahim is a strong advocate for servant leadership. He serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations and volunteers heavily in his community to promote diversity and inclusion. Emad is the Chief Learning Officer at Global i354 LLC and is a university professor on faculty with SUNY Morrisville State College, Walden University, Kaplan University, Colorado Tech, Northcentral University, and Syracuse University.

Dr. Rahim serves as a Beyster Scholar Fellow for the Beyster Institute at UC San Diego, Cohort Chair for the Institute for Advance Studies in Colorado Springs, Professor-in-Residence for the Syracuse Sandbox Project and Technology Garden, and serves on several dissertation and thesis committees.

Dr. Rahim is also an active member of PMI, ICPM, Intellectbase International Consortium, Innovation Roundtable and Leadership Greater Syracuse.

Dr. Rahim’s diverse cultural background was made into a theater play, written and directed by USA Playwrights Award Recipient and nationally acclaimed Director, Ping Chong. The Syracuse Stage Theatre production titled “Tales From The Salt City” shared the migration stories of seven local residents from Syracuse NY. The stories covered topics of diversity, discrimination, stereotypes, prejudice and overcoming adversities.  The stories were published in Stone Canoe, an award winning arts journal published through Syracuse University. His story was later turned into a short film titled “Against the Odds,” in support of the Scholar for Change Project and the World Refugee Day.

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