Skip to main content

Social Work Faculty - Shahnaz Savani

Shahnaz Savani

Lecturer of Social Work

Office: C-345A
713-221-8143
savanis@uhd.edu

​Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Suicide Prevention and Intervention in Central Asia

Islamaphobia and Social Work Education and Practice

University of Houston          MSW                                                       2008

University of London           M.A. Religious Education                        1993

University of London            M.A. Islamic Societies and Cultures       1992

Bombay University               B.A. Ancient Indian Cultures                   1988

​Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2
Urban Practice I
Issues in Field Practicum I & II
Contextualized Strength based Practice
Assessment in Social Work Practice

Understanding Suicide

​Publications

Savani, S. (2015) Reframing pastoral counseling: Towards developing a model of pastoral care within Muslim communities In Maynard, E. and Snodgrass J. (Ed.) Understanding Pastoral Counseling. Springer Publishing Company. 
 
Savani, S. & Gearing, R. (2018, under review) Suicide in Central Asia: Prevalence, Risk and Protective factors. Archives of Suicide Research, Routledge. 
 
Memberships
 Council on Social Work Education  
 Society for Social Work and Research  

 International Academy for Suicide Research




2014 Honoree, Social Work Person of the Year Award, University of Houston-Downtown, Social Work Program, 
 
2017 Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, Travel Fellowship.
 
2018 Curricular Innovation Award, College of Public Service, University of Houston-Downtown.
 
2018 Gulen Scholarship, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston.

Last updated 4/13/2020 8:01 AM