Dr. Mohamed Mourssi-Alfash, is the Supervisory Records and Information Management Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mohamed grew up in suburban Alexandria, Egypt and moved to the U.S. in 1996. He has a 28-year career in both private and public sectors that includes working for the University of Minnesota as a research accounting principal, and serving as an economics & labor market research analyst, coordinator of the state’s Job Vacancy Survey, and disability employment expert at Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). He has a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting from Alazhar University in Cairo, a master’s degree in cost accounting from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, an MBA from Globe University, a master of public affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in organizational development from Capella University. Mohamed also volunteers as a social justice and disability advocate and is a member of several state committees and the board of directors for nonprofit organizations providing services to people with disabilities. He is also the author of many research articles focusing on disability affairs, employment of people with disability, the intersection of disability, race, and poverty, as well as other related topics aiming to the improvement of lives of people with disabilities in the state and the nation. Mohamed is deaf and is fluent in two spoken languages. He hopes to learn ASL next.
"I am dedicated to serving the public, social justice, and advocating for people with disabilities in general, especially those who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. I primarily focus on integrating individuals with disabilities in their communities and will share my expertise in policy analysis and employment strategies with the board and staff. I also possess excellent knowledge and experience in applying federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding accessibility and equal opportunity for people with disabilities." ~ Dr. Mohamed Mourssi-Alfash