Dr. Abdullah is the Chair and an Assistant Professor (tenured) for the Undergraduate Human Services Program. She holds a PhD in Human Services and a Master's degree in Management. She gained over 20 years of combined practical experience as an educator and human services professional from positions held in academia, telecommunications, health care, and health insurance. Her specialties are counseling, service learning, and case management. In her current role, she teaches, organizes community services initiatives and service learning experiences for students enrolled in Virginia region of the human services program.
Her teaching interests include organizing service learning activities which provide students with the opportunity to engage in experiential learning outside of the classroom. In addition, she is a published author of several scholarly works which include articles in peer reviewed journals as well as the series "Their Journey to the PhD", a collection of stories from women who earned a doctoral degree. She is committed to mentoring, advocating for, and empowering young women. She was featured on the BET Network for Black History month as a Capella Successful Alumni.
Master's of Management, University of Phoenix
Ph.D. in Human Services, Capella University
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