Muzafar graduated from the University of Salahaddin (Iraq) in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Upon graduation, he worked a trainer and translator for the Research Triangle Institute and America’s Development Foundation. He also worked as program assistant for the International Republican Institute. He served as both a program assistant and program officer for the International Rescue Committee.
In 2009, Muzafar was awarded the Fulbright scholarship, and attended Central Michigan University, where he earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and was a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. Upon his return to Iraq, Muzafar worked for Marathon Oil Company as a senior administrative assistant. He then received the Human Capacity Development Program scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. in Public Administration at the University of Kansas.
His research interests include comparative public-private management, organizational behavior, and natural resource management.