In 1996, Dr. Noorbaksh earned both his Ph.D. in government studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a position at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies as a Post-Doctoral Fellow before joining Harrisburg University in 2006. He is currently working on a number of articles on the Middle East, and a book on the interaction of Islam, nationalism and democratic change. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a private institution that was founded in 2001. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 637 (fall 2021), and the setting is Urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #133-175. Its tuition and fees are $23,900.