Dr. Basheer Khumawala,  Ph.D., FDSI

Dr. Khumawala came to the United States in the early 1960’s and earned a Masters Degree and Ph.D., in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.  He is currently the Chair of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Business, and the Bauer Faculty Fellow in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.  Before coming to UH he taught at a number of schools including the University of North Carolina and Rice University.

Dr. Khumawala is an active member of the Islamic community in Houston and as such he participates on a number of boards of directors.  Some of those are:  Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, Decade of Non-Violence, Kids 4 Peace, The Anti-Defamation League’s, “Coalition for Mutual Respect”, and others.  He has long advocated for more active involvement of Muslims in social programs such as Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and issues involving care for the elderly, the sick, refugees, abused women and children, and the homeless.

Dr. Khumawala has received numerous awards throughout his career including a day named in his honor as “Dr. Basheer Khumawala Day” by the Mayor and City Council of Houston.  The proclamation pays tribute to his professional achievements and community service.

He is married to Dr. Saleha Khumawala, Professor of Accounting at UH.  They have two children who were born and raised in Houston.

 He brings these wonderful gifts to bear for the mission of TRUTH.