Hello Go4Expert community! My name is Joshua, and I look forward to participating here.
Strangely enough, my college degrees do not reflect my current position. I have bachelor's degrees in History (focus in Middle Eastern History) and Sociology, and I am preparing to pursue a Ph.D in Middle Eastern Studies and Language. I am passionate about enlightening the people of the United States--and the West in general--about Middle Eastern and Islamic culture. There are many dangerous misconceptions held by Westerners about Muslims, Arabs, Turks, Iranians, etc., and I hope one day Westerners can come to see their fellow humans in the Middle East or of the Islamic religion as equals, without fear, and in realistic terms.
Despite this, I never intend to abandon the "tech side of things," as it were. Whether it be helping my future students out with a custom web interface or using the web to distribute my research, I believe it is important--to me, at least--to keep current and sharp with my design and development skills. I am sure Go4Expert will be one of the ways I can do this.
I look forward to discussing with you.