Associate Professor of Social Work, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, 2013-present
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, 2003-2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 2001-2003
Scholarship focus is on research regarding culture and belief systems of Muslim Middle Eastern women living in the United States.
Teaching, research, and publication, along with national and international presentations on oppression of Muslim women, PTSD in Middle Eastern children, spirituality, Islam, and providing clinical services to Middle Eastern cultures.
Initiated many community engagement projects for both students and faculty.
In 2001 was the first director to start GoZones in Wichita, Kansas. Sponsored by Interfaith Ministries, GoZones is an AmeriCorps after-school program for children living in impoverished and at-risk neighborhoods.
In 2004 began serving on the Governor’s Executive Committee on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Presented twice at the Governor’s Conference on PTSD in children.
Served as an officer in the United States Army Reserves from April 2007 to February 2012.
Provided clinical services to children and their families for the State of Kansas.
Currently president of the International Center of Topeka. Through ICT has helped Washburn University and the International House develop and coordinate several important activities for Washburn and the Topeka community
President of Phi Beta Delta (International Scholars)