M. Ahad Hayaud-Din holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in political science and graduate certificate in distance education from the University of South Florida in Tampa.
He began teaching Government courses at Brookhaven, both on campus and online, in 2006. He was previously a research fellow at the University of South Florida and a faculty member at St. Petersburg College, Fla., where he received the Instructor of the Year Award in 2005-2006. He has taught classes on American government (state and federal), comparative government, international relations, educational technology and college success skills.
Presentation topics include Afghan political history, the Taliban movement, 9/11 and cross-cultural communication and global terrorism. Publications include “The Hawallah Network: Culture and Economic Development in Afghanistan” and “U.S. Foreign Policy in Islamic South Asia: Realism, Culture, and Policy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
He is a member of the American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Dallas World Affairs Council and Texas Community College Teachers Association.