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Dr. Rahi Dayerizadeh                                                                                                                
Office of High Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research           

Coordinator, Operation: Global Action

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Bio.

Dr. Raheleh "Rahi" Dayerizadeh earned her Doctorate in Government from USF in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies in the areas of International Relations with a focus on social gender norms and Muslim communities in the United States. In addition, she earned a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from USF and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Florida with a focus on Arabic language and literature as a minor.  Other areas of research include post-colonial studies, Latin American Studies, feminisms, and social movements. As an academic advisor for Pre-law, Political Science, International Studies, Africana Studies, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Judy Genshaft Honors College, with over 15+ years of experience in public higher education, Dr. Dayerizadeh brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to curriculum and global program development. Over the years, she has taught 20+ courses in the areas of World Perspectives, Comparative Politics, Geo-perspectives, Conflict in the World, Politics of Developing Areas, Women in the Middle East and North Africa, and Women in Development. She has also conducted numerous directed research/independent study courses with undergraduate students and has served as Honors thesis advisor for 10+ student projects.  Furthermore, she has studied abroad in Argentina and has helped direct and promote education abroad programs. She is well traveled, and speaks fluent Farsi, and has proficiency in Arabic, and Spanish. She serves on the Sustainability Pod, UGS Diversity Committee, as well as the Multicultural Academic Advising Committee. Her passion for global competency and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals drives her to inspire students and empowers them to academic success at USF and beyond.

 

 


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Dr. Nazek Jawad
Learning and Development Specialist, Office of High Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research

Contact Dr. Jawad 

Bio.

Dr. Nazek Jawad completed her Ph.D. in Politics and International Affairs in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida (USF). She has learned the value and need for an interdisciplinary approach as she embodies this interdisciplinary background, as she earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Politics and International Affairs. She has earned her degrees in different countries including Malaysia, Lebanon, and the United States of America, and through her broad experiences she has gained a global perspective. She worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Honors College and at the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies for several years, and taught various courses, including, Introduction to International Relations, Global Violence, Women in the Middle East, and The Middle East. Arabic is her mother tongue, and she is fluent in English. Dr. Jawad has always considered herself as a global citizen, living across borders, and understanding the value of cultural awareness. She is enthusiastic about working with faculty and advancing professional development to support the Global Citizens Project at USF and beyond.

Former staff

  • Jessica Lauther: Student Programs Coordinator (2014-2022)
  • Bruce McCollaum: Assessment Specialist (2015-2021) (moved to Undergraduate Studies)
  • Siobhan Henderson: Undergraduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Project (2019-2021)
  • Perdita Samuel-Lopez: Undergraduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Project (2018-2021)
  • Mackenzie Morris: Graduate Assistant for Operation Global Action (2019-2021)
  • Paula Gutierrez: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2019-2021)
  • Victoria Turner: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2020-2021)
  • Sy-Woei Hao: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2019-2020) 
  • Dr. Jennifer Jones Lister, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Global Citizens Project (2017-2020)
  • Katlyn Green: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2019)
  • Dr. Sommer Mitchell, Professional Development Specialist (2015-2019)
  • Waleska Santiago: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2018-2019)
  • Dr. Holly Swayne, Graduate Assistant & Professional Development Specialist (2014-2019)
  • Dr. Kara Fulton, Professional Development Specialist (2015-2018)
  • Flore Septimus: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2017-2018)
  • Dr. Karla Davis-Salazar: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Global Citizens Project (2011-2017)
  • Dr. Nicole West: Assistant Director for the Global Citizens Project (2016-2017)
  • Aleah Atatman: Student Assistant (2015-2018)
  • Mecca Burris: Graduate Assistant for GCP Marketing (2016-2017)
  • Madeline Heath: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2015-2017)
  • Sasha Litt: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2016-2017)
  • Kaniqua Robinson: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizen Award (2016-2017)
  • Omar Salaam: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizens Living Learning Community (2015-2017)
  • Nadia Awaida-Nachabe: Graduate Assistant for the QEP and Global Citizen Award (2015-2017)
  • Kali Morgan: Graduate Assistant for the Global Citizens LLC, Global Citizenship General Education Program, and Global Citizen Award (2013-2016)

Former Undergraduate Researchers:

  • Deeva Agravat, "How did USF undergraduate students participating in global internships and community service perceive their experiences through the lense of global competencies?"
  • Tyesha Baerga, "How do Students at the University of South Florida Describe their Study Abroad Experience?"
  • Brianna Greene, "How Undergraduate Students View Global Coursework & Internships"
  • Rachel Miller, "Global Discovery in College: How do students view global citizenship?"