Susan Douglass is director of educational outreach at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. She received her doctorate from George Mason University. She has conducted teacher workshops nationwide for over two decades, and developed the education outreach program for the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in 2007. At George Mason University’s Ali Vurak Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, she worked on the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures/Muslim Journeys Bookshelf project with the American Library Association, and the British Council/Social Science Research Council Our Shared Past initiative. She designed and developed the online resource The Indian Ocean in World History.