Ingrid Mattson was named the inaugural holder of the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College in London, Ontario. The appointment is effective on July 1, 2012. Dr. Mattson has been serving as director of the MacDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut.
Dr. Mattson is the first convert to Islam and the first woman to lead the Islamic Society of North America. She holds a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from the University of Chicago.