Nicholas Heer

Professor Emeritus
nicholas heer


Department Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures; Arabic language and literature, Islamic theology and philosophy.
Nicholas Heer is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Univeristy of Washington. His academic experience  includes extensive research and study in Saudi Arabia and he taught courses in Independent Study in Arabic, Islamic law, and Arabic translation. His most recent publications include:
“Al-Abhari and al-Maybudi on God’s Existence” in Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, edited by S.H. Nasr; and A Concise Handlist of Jawi Authors and Their Works, version 2.3 (online resource), 2012.


  • Princeton University , Ph.D., 1955
  • Yale University , B.A., 1949