Emad Rahim Biography
Emad Rahim is a Khmer American and survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields whose life was turned into the short documentary "Against the Odds": (F.A.M.E.'US International Film Festival’s 2016 Bronze Award Winner), and adapted into a theater production titled "Tales from the Salt City," which is an extension of the acclaimed Undesirable Elements series written by celebrated playwright, Ping Chong. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Rutgers' The Humanist, Forbes, CEO Magazine, WorldClass Magazine, The Post Standard and covered by BBC and NPR.
Rahim was born in a concentration camp in the Killing Fields of Cambodia. He arrived to the United States with his family as a refugee living in Brooklyn New York and was raised in Syracuse NY. After struggling with street violence, gangs, drugs, poverty, family abuse and dyslexia as an adolescent, he found his way through higher education to become an award-winning educator, entrepreneur, author, Fulbright Recipient and TEDx Speaker.
Dr. Rahim has earned advanced post-doctoral credentials from Harvard University, Tulane University, and the University of Maryland. He has a Doctorate of Management and two graduate degrees in business from Colorado Tech, and completed his undergraduate education at SUNY Empire State College. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and given an honorary ASc Degree from SUNY Onondaga Community College (OCC). He was the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Alumni Award issued by the American Association of Community Colleges, and was honored with the John H. Mulroy Founder's Award by OCC’s Board of Trustees, and received an Award of Distinction from Southwest University. He was recognized by the United Nations Foundation as an Empact100 Honoree, given a Congressional Award for Civic Engagement, and recived a City Procomtion by Syracuse City Mayor Ben Walsh.
Rahim currently serves as the Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Professor at Bellevue University. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, educator, Fulbright Recipient and TEDx Speaker.
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