Syed Rizwan Zamir joined the department of religion at Davidson College in Fall 2010, where he teaches introductory and advanced courses in the area of Islamic studies, specializing in Islamic thought and spirituality.  Since March 2012 he also co-chairs the Study of Islam section of the American Academy of Religion, Southeast Region (SECSOR).  He received a B.A. from the University of Punjab and also James Madison University.  Dr. Zamir earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.