Imam Quaiser Abdullah, Ph.D.


Quaiser D. Abdullah, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Adult and Organizational Communication program in the Department of Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies in the College of Education at Temple University. He teaches undergraduate courses on Leadership and Communication, Research Methods, Organizational Communication, Conflict and Classroom Management, and Field Practicum. He also teaches a graduate course on Innovation, Technology and Teaching in Higher Education, in the College of Education. Quaiser currently serves as the faculty/staff advisor for the MSA at Temple University and works with Interfaith Philadelphia to present on topics such as Islam in the Workplace and Understanding Islam and Muslims. In 2013, SAGE published his chapter entitled “Muslim Leader Formation and Education” under the Religious Leadership project in The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership. His chapter, “Daanaa Abdullah: Exemplar of Community Leadership” was published in Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership: Reclaiming School Reform, in 2015 by Routledge.


Quaiser is an Imam at Masjid Quba. He has also served as Chairman and is currently the COO of Quba Institute, which is a 60 year old organization that has established social institutions that support the Muslim community in the Philadelphia area. Quaiser also serves as a board member of Interfaith Philadelphia and the Good Shepherd Mediation Program in Philadelphia. He also served as the conference chair for the Muslim Alliance of North America’s (MANA’s) annual conference in Philadelphia in 2007 and 2008. He is also a chaplain with the 18th District in Philadelphia’s Police Department.

Quaiser is also the president of Statera Coaching and Leadership Consulting, LLC. It 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, Positive Discipline Educator and a trained mediator in the area of
Transformative Mediation, with a focus on family, divorce and custody mediation and conflict coach.



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