James A. Toronto

James A. Toronto

Professor, Asian & Near Eastern Languages

3056 JFSB



Curriculum Vitae

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Office Hours:
MW 4:30-5:30pm
3056 JFSB
MESA 201
MW 12:00-1:15pm
MESA 250
MW 3:00-4:15pm
135 TMCB


James Toronto is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, teaching courses in religion, humanities, language, and research methodology. He has lived in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan) for ten years teaching in international schools, studying Arabic language and literature, and conducting research on issues of Islamic education, legal status of religious minorities, and LDS missiology. For three years he served as director of the Center for Cultural and Educational Affairs in Amman, Jordan which is operated by the LDS church. 


B.A., Brigham Young University (major in English, minors in history and Italian) M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University (Islamic Studies)