Winner of the 2020 Thomas Shelby Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence
A college instructor for the last 15 years, Jae is a value-driven idealist. He has given public talks on philosophy, history, and ethics at universities, churches, synagogues, and mosques. He holds multiple graduate degrees from Florida State University and a postgraduate certification in Holocaust Studies from the University of Texas, Dallas. He is currently a member of the faculty at TJC: the College of East Texas and the Professor of Islam at the University of Texas, Tyler. Most recently, in both 2021 & 2022, he was named a Star Professor by Phi Theta Kappa.