Jehad Matariyeh

Dr. Jehad Matariyeh joined the DHOP in July of 2022 and serves as the Executive Director. He was born and raised in Chicago where he started his career in teaching in 2002. He has taught at the middle and high school levels (American History, American Government and Sociology) and served as a school administrator and principal for 13 years. He has many years of experience serving as an Adjunct Professor at a college and university in Illinois.

Dr. Matariyeh earned his Ph.D. in School Leadership and Educational Administration; holds a Master’s Degree in Political & Justice Studies; a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies; and an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences. He has been married since 2003 and has four children. In addition to his daily responsibilities at the Mosque, he also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Collin College.


Dr. Matariyeh has served on multiple school and religious boards and committees in Illinois as well as educational accreditation organizations for Cognia and was a member of the Universities Superintendents Stakeholders Committee. Early on in his academic career, he was appointed as Chairman of the Illinois Community College Board’s Advisory Committee and served for one year as a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Educations Advisory Board. He has earned community service awards and other leadership accolades. Prior to his move to Dallas, he served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview, IL.