Firooz Eftekhar Zadeh
Firooz Eftekhar Zadeh is an American Kiwi born in Iran. A retired educator from Colorado, he obtained his BS from Tehran University, MS from the University of Wyoming, and did his doctoral studies at the University of Northern Colorado and Denver University. He has been honored with numerous local, state and national titles including: ‘Outstanding Teacher’, ‘Exceptional Speaker’, ‘Profile of Commitment and Inspiration’, and ‘Excellence in Education’. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1980 and has been a Kiwi since 2005.
Firooz’ stimulating presentations and books inspire a respect for other nations for who they are and what they believe in. His firsthand knowledge and personal experiences of the Middle East have made him an invited guest lecturer for cruise lines since 2001.
Firooz’ award-winning books are informative, entertaining and interesting. The three most popular ones are Islam Versus Terrorism (2002), The Journey: an Immigrant’s Story – from Tehran to Twin Lakes to Tasman Bay (2003), and English Down Under And Up Over: a Humorous Look at the English Language (2010).
His latest book The Power and the Peril of Oil was published 2014 by CP Books of Nelson.