Dr. Ingrid Mattson is a Muslim religious leader, a scholar of Islamic Studies, and an expert in interfaith relations. After teaching for many years at Hartford Seminary in CT, where she directed the Center for Islamic Studies and Christian Muslim Relations, she currently holds the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Originally from Canada, where she studied Philosophy and Fine Arts (B.A. Waterloo ’87), she moved to the United States where she earned a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1999. She is the author of The Story of the Qur’an as well as numerous articles on Islamic ethics, gender and social issues. From 2001-2010 Dr. Mattson served as vice-president, then as president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the first woman to serve in either position. Dr Mattson has been a creative innovator of leadership programs for Muslims, developing a midwife-training program in Pakistan for Afghan refugee women in the ‘80s and the first accredited program for Muslim chaplains in the United States. Dr. Mattson is frequently consulted by media, government and civic organizations and has served as an expert witness. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees.