Mohammad Gharipour is Professor and Director of the Architecture Program at the University of Maryland, USA. He obtained his PhD in architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and design studios at six universities. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he served as a Professor and Graduate Department Chair at the School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University in Baltimore.

He has received many prestigious awards and grants from major organizations, including the Society of Architectural Historians (2008), Dumbarton Oaks (2010), National Endowment in Humanities (2015), Fulbright-Hays (2016), Foundation for Landscape Studies (2016), Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture (2016), American Institute of Architects (2018), Fulbright (2019), and National Institute of Health (2020).

Dr. Gharipour is the director and founding editor of the award-winning International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA), the co-founder of the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, and the second vice president of the Society of Architectural Historians.