Sulaiman Jenkins

Director of Academic Programs


Sulaiman manages and promotes several INBT educational programs to provide students with the training they need to be successful researchers. These programs include the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs, the Nanotechnology for Cancer Research program, and the Master’s Co-Op Program, in which he works closely with the Director of Corporate Partnerships. Before joining the INBT in April 2022, Sulaiman Jenkins worked as a linguistics researcher/professor and academic program manager for various tertiary institutions domestically and abroad. He was responsible for curriculum design and development, program and staff evaluation, strategic planning for national government initiatives, academic advising, and language instruction. Sulaiman earned a bachelor’s of art in law from Amherst College and a masters of art in TESOL from New York University. He loves publishing academic articles on language and social justice, has published a book called Life is Raw: The Story of a Reformed Outlaw, and was inducted into the Universal Hip Hop Museum (set to open in 2023). Sulaiman looks forward to working closely with a vibrant team and community that is dedicated to excellence and cutting-edge innovation, and he hopes to use his program administration expertise to move the INBT forward.