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Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi

Lecturer of Psychology

Office: N1027
(713) 221-8419
pashan@uhd.edu

Dr. Pasha-Zaidi is currently a lecturer at the University of Houston-Downtown. She has worked as an educator and academic advisor in the United States and the United Arab Emirates, specializing in English language learners and at-risk students. Her research explores culture, gender, and social justice in international systems, with an emphasis on Muslim populations.

Ph.D. in International Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, Arizona State University

M.Ed in Language Education, Rutgers University

B.A. in Communications, Pace University

  • PSY 1303, Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY4306, Theories of Personality
  • PSY3310, Psychology of Women
  • PSY 2310, Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 3320, Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 4395, Special Projects in Psychology

PUBLICATIONS

Pasha-Zaidi, N., & Pasha, S. (Eds) (expected release, 2017).  Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Narratives on Hijab and Veiling. London: Critical, Cultural and Communications Press

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N. & Afari, E. (2016) Gender in STEM Education: an Exploratory Study of Student Perceptions of Math and Science Instructors in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education 14(7), 1215-1231.

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N., Afari, E., Mohammed, J., Cubero, S., Shoukry, A.M., & El-Sokkary, W. (2015). Gender -Based teams:  Perceptions of team satisfaction and effectiveness among engineering students in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Engineering Education, 31(4), 953-956

 

Lambert, D’raven, L., Pasha-Zaidi, N., Passmore, H.A, & Al-Karam, C. Y. (2015). Developing an indigenous positive psychology in the United Arab Emirates. Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, 1(1). 1-23.

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2015). Narratives of hijab: Muslim and non-Muslim voices. Conference proceedings (Paper ID K028). 2nd International Conference on Culture, Knowledge and Society. International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research (ISSN: 2010-4626), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Lambert D’raven, L. & Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2015). Happiness in the United Arab Emirates: conceptualisations of happiness among Emirati and other Arab students. International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2(1), 1-21.

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2015). Judging by appearances: Perceived discrimination among South Asian Muslim women in the US and the UAE. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 16(1)

 

Lambert D’raven, L. & Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2015). Using the PERMA Model in the United Arab Emirates. Social Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-015-0866-0

 

Sorby, S., Cubero, S. Pasha-Zaidi, N, Karki, H (2014). Spatial skills of students in the United Arab Emirates. Engineering Leaders Conference in Engineering Education. QScience Proceedings (ISSN 2226-9649).

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2014). Developing a professional skills matrix for engineering students. Engineering Leaders Conference in Engineering Education. QScience Proceedings (ISSN 2226-9649).

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2014). The Hijab Effect: An exploratory study of the influence of hijab and religiosity on perceived attractiveness of Muslim women in the US and the UAE. Ethnicities. DOI: 10.1177/1468796814546914

 

Mohammed, J., & Pasha-Zaidi, N (2014). Effective team work in engineering design.  Conference proceedings (Paper ID 10039) for the 121th American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, USA

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N., & Mohammed, J. (2014). An experimental study of team effectiveness and satisfaction in an engineering design course.  Conference proceedings (Paper ID 9992) for the 121st American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition , Indianapolis, IN, USA

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N, Holtby, A. Afari, E., & Thomson, D. (2014). Face value: The effect of ethnicity and gender on student expectations of English language instructors in the UAE. International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies.  2(1), 54-68.

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N., Masson, T., & Pennington, M.N. (2014). Can I get a job if I wear hijab? An exploratory study of the perceptions of South Asian Muslim women in the US and the UAE. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 3, 13-24.

 

Lambert D’raven, L. & Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2014). What makes you happy?  Happiness strategies among Emirati and Other Arab university students in the United Arab Emirates. The Journal of Happiness and Well-Being, 2(1), 131-144.

 

Lambert D'raven, L., & Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2014). Positive psychology Interventions: A Review for counselling practitioners. Canadian Journal Of Counselling And Psychotherapy / Revue Canadienne De Counseling Et De Psychothérapie, 48(4).

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N. & Lutz, B. (2012).  International Psychology program development: The changing face of psychology. Psychology Learning & Teaching , 11(3), 352-358.

 

Pasha-Zaidi, N. (2006). The Colour of Mehndi . Frogbooks: India. Reprinted in 2007 by Sama Publications, Karachi, Pakistan 

 


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