Director of Muslim Life at the University of Southern California
Jibreel Speight, our Director of Muslim Life, is an Islamic seminary instructor at the Institute of Knowledge who strives to offer spiritual care, support and education relying on Islamic tradition and literacy as his basis.
Jibreel lived in the holy city of Mecca, which is located in the western part of modern day Saudi Arabia for nearly 20 years earning degrees in Judicature and Islamic Legal Theory. During his final six years, he was a lecturer at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia teaching Islamic Ethics, Contemporary Islamic Thought, Community Building & Social Change, and Intercultural Communication. It was during this time wherein he truly appreciated the value of instruction, chaplaincy and their profound impact in the lives of both students and faculty: the need to apply the Prophetic teachings of being an effective teacher showing empathy, respect, and nurturing.
Jibreel enjoys reading, hiking, cycling, and simple yet delicious meals.