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Dr.Ayat Jebril Jaber Nashwan HEAD OF SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Sociology

Research Interests:

  • Social work with the elderly, medical social work, family social work, social work with refugees and immigrants


-PhD in Social Work Aug 2010 - May 2014 The University of Tennessee/ Knoxville Dissertation title: Acculturative Stress and Social Support among Immigrant Arab American Adolescents in East Tennessee). - Master in Sociology Sep 2005 - Jun 2008 The University of Jordan - Bachelor in Sociology (First Student Rank) Sep 2001-Jun 2005. The University of Jordan
-Head of Sociology Department, University of Shrjah, UAE, Sep 2022- Present -Head of Sociology and Social Work Department, Yarmouk University, Jorden, Sep 2021-2022 - Director of Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Forced Migration Studies Center, Yarmouk University, Jorden,Sep 2018 –Sep 2019. - Dean's Assistant for accreditation and Quality Assurance Affairs,Yarmouk University, Jorden Sep 2018 - Associate Professor / Sociology and Social Work Department Yarmouk University, Jorden, Aug 2019 - Assistant Professor/ Sociology and Social Work Department, Yarmouk University, Jorden,Sep 2014 - Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Tennessee/ Knoxville 2011 —2013 - Teaching Assistant,The University of Tennessee/ Knoxville Jan 2013 — May 2013 - Adjunct Instructor, Alahliyya Amman University Sep 2008 — May 2009
-Syrian Refugee Youth in Jordan: Early Marriages in Perspective. (Local Coordinator), (2017-2020). - Humanitarian Access: Pathways for Refugees from Transit to Safe Havens (Local Coordinator),(2018). - On Political Violence: Trauma and Forced Migration in Arab and German Societies. (Local Coordi-nator),(July - Dec 2018). - Community Based Psychosocial Support in the Context of Forced Migration", 1 year. - Socio-economic Inequalities within Cities Hosting Syrian Communities in Jordan: A city level analysis (Researcher),( Sept 2018 -Dec 2019) - Reshaping Attention and Inclu-sion Strategies for Distinctively vulnerable people among the for-cibly displaced (Researcher),(Jan 2019 - Dec 2021). - Refugees, Host Communities and Sustainable Development Goals (Local Coordinator),( Jan 2019-Dec 2020). - Localization of Social Work in Arab Countries (LOSWAC),( Jan 2019-Dec 2020). - Neurodevelopmental CAre for Refugees / NeuCaRe (Local Coor-dinator),(2019-2021). - Social Protection and Sustainable Peace in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Building a new welfare-centered politics (Co-Investigator),(2020-2024) - ‘Examination of obstacles to fe-male labour market participation in Jordan (Local Researcher), (2020-2021) - 'Learning & development for a Sustainable future for refugees &host communities to promote co-existence and Socio Economic Development (LSFR)' (Local Coordinator and Trainer ), (2020-2022) - A new portal for city information modeling: systems integration in industry and sustainable urban re-generation (CIM-SUR) (local researcher), (2020-2021) - Virus Corona in Jordan :Social Analytical Study, (2020-2021) - INCLUDE: Towards more Sus-tainable Services and Solutions to SRHR needs for Youth and Refu-gees in Jordan, (Local Coordinator) (April 2020- March 2021). - Building Refugees Integration through urban development and soCial work (BRICK). (Jan 2021-Dec 2022) - Transnationalism and Localisation in Social Work: Focus on Syrian Refugees". (Jan 2021-Dec 2022)
-Nashwan A, Sobh M,Khamaysa I, Harahsheh M, Salem H (2022). Quality of Life among Older Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Quantitative Study. Dirasat : Human and Social Sciences. Vol 49 (4). -Khatatbeh, M., Albalas, S., Khatatbeh, H. et al. Children’s rates of COVID-19 vaccination as reported by parents, vaccine hesitancy, and determinants of COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children: a multi-country study from the Eastern Mediterranean Region (2022). BMC Public Health 22, 1375 -Abdulqadir J. Nashwan, Glenn Ford D. Valdez, Sadeq AL-Fayyadh, Hani Al-Najjar, Hos-sam Elamir, Muna Barakat, Joseph U. Almazan, Ibtesam O. Jahlan, Hawa Alabdulaziz, Na-bil E. Omar, Fade Alawneh, I. Ketut Andika Priastana, Aiman Alhanafi, Bilal Abu-Hussein, Malik Al-Shammari, Marwa M. Shaban, Mostafa Shaban, Hayder AL-Hadrawi, Mohammed B. Al-Jubouri, Sabah A. Jaafar, Shaymaa M. Hussein, Ayat J. Nashwan, Mohammed A. Alharahsheh, Nisha Kader, Majid Alabdulla, Ananth Nazarene, Mohamed A. Yassin, Ralph C. Villar, (2022 ). Stigma towards health care providers taking care of COVID-19 patients: A multi-country study,Heliyon, Volume 8 (4). -Martinetti, A., Chemweno, P., de Wit, E., Steendam, J., & Nashwan, A. EDUBOX: A SELF-CONTAINED ENGINEERING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITIES. Proceedings of the 18th International CDIO Conference, hosted by Reykjavik University, Reykjavik Iceland, June 13-15, 2022. -Mirko Franco, Salah A. Falyoun, Karen E. Fisher, Ombretta Gaggi, Yacine Ghamri-Dou-dane, Ayat J. Nashwan, Claudio E. Palazzi, and Mohammed Shwamra. 2022. A Technology Exploration towards Trustable and Safe Use of Social Media for Vulnerable Women based on Islam and Arab Culture. In Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT’22), September 7–9, 2022, Limassol, Cyprus. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11 pages. - Ahmed, A. A., Hamza, A. A., Nashwan, A. J., Gushchina, Y., Akash, M. W., Dababneh, B. F., ... & Al-Awaida, W. J. (2022). The Psychological Impact Of The COVID-19 Pandemic On Syrian Refugee Students, Compared To The Jordanian Students In Jordanian Universi-ties. Journal of Positive School Psychology http://journalppw. com, 6(8), 3371-3389. -Alzouabi, L. T., & Nashwan, A. J. (2021). The Living Conditions of Syrian Asylum Seekers in Jordan's Governorates Outside Camps and the Motives to Immigrate to Europe. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 3(11), 84-96. -Al-Soleiti M, Abu Adi M, Nashwan A, Rafla-Yuan E (2021). Barriers and opportunities for refugee mental health services: clinician recommendations from Jordan. Global Mental Health 8, e38, 1 –6. -Sidhva D, Zuntz A, Al Akash R, Nashwan A, Al-Majali A (2021) ‘In Exile, the Woman Became Everything’ Middle-Aged Syrian Women’s Contributions to Family Livelihoods during Protracted Displacement in Jordan. Journal of Humanitarian Af-fairs 3, No. 1, 4–15. -Ann-Christin Zuntz, George Palattiyil, Abla Amawi, Ruba Al Akash, Ayat Nashwan, Areej Al Majali and Harish Nair (2021), ‘Early marriage and displace-ment—a conversation: how Syrian daughters, mothers and mothers-in-law in Jordan under-stand marital decision-making’, Journal of the British Academy, 9: 179–212. DOI -Harahsheh, Qazan, Smadi, Nashwan, (Accepted 2021). The Efficacy of Health Services as Perceived by Syrian Refugees: A Field Study in the North of Jordan. Al-Manara for Re-search and Studies. Al- Al Bayt University-Jordan. -Al-Salem, Qatawneh, Nashwan, Harahsheh ( Accepted 2021). The effect of quarantine on psychological and social aspects of the heads of families during Corona pandemic in Jordan. Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences. -Nashwan AJ, Al-Fayyadh S, Al-Hadrawi H, Al-Jubouri MB, Jaafar SA, Hussein SM, Nashwan AJ, Alharahsheh MA, Kader N, Alabdulla M. Development and Initial Validation of Stigma Towards Healthcare Providers Working with COVID-19 Patients Scale (S19-HCPs). J Multidiscip Healthc. 2021 Nov 10;14:3125-3134. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S321498. PMID: 34795485; PMCID: PMC8592821. -Nashwan A. Nashwan, Ayat J. Nashwan, Tim P. Steckler (2020), The Role of Extracurricu-lar Activities in Improving the Social and Psychological Aspects of Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan from the Viewpoint of Supervisors of Extra-curricular Activities in Irbid Schools, Sport Science : International Scientific Journal of Ki-nesiology, Vol 13 issue 2, 40-47. -Ibrahim, Qusai; Nashwan, Ayat. (2020). Barriers that Impede Cross-National Intersection-ality of Social Work Education: (A Comparative Study of Palestine Jordan، Lebanon and Sudan ) ), Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, Vol 47(2):63-90. -Nashwan, N; Qudimat, Gihad; Nashwan, Ayat (2020). The reality of "student teacher" Preparation Programin the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Zarqa University in Light of Global Competitiveness from the Faculty Members Perspective "Case Study". Dirasat: Edu-cational Sciences. -Sahin Mencutek, Z., Nashwan, A.J. (2020). Perceptions About the Labor Market Integration of Refugees: Evidences from Syrian Refugees in Jordan. Int. Migration & Integration. -Zeynep ŞahinMencütek& Ayat J. J. Nashwan. (2020): Employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: challenges and opportunities, Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/15313204.2020.1753614  Bowie, S. L., Nashwan, A. J. J., Thomas, V., Davis-Buckley, R. J., & Johnson, R. L. (2018). An Assessment of Social Work Education Efforts to Recruit and Retain Students of Color. Journal of Social work Education. 54(3): 1-17 DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2017.1404531 -Nashwan, A. J. J, Bowie, S. L., (2018). "Pursuing Social Work Careers: Comparative Mo-tivations of Black and White Social Workers". Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. Vol.18, DOI: 10.18084/1084-7219.23.1.31 -Akkawi. A, Nashwan. A, (2017). My Name is Salma and I am a Victim of Honor Crimes :(Re) conceptualizing Honor Killing and Stigma against Women". Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences. -Nashwan.A, Cummings.S, Gagnon.C (2017). Older Female Iraqi Refugees in the United States: Voices of Struggle and Strength. International Social Work. For full Article: -Mcneely, Morland, Meschke, Awad, Doty, Hussein, Nashwan. (2017). How Schools Can Promote Healthy Development for Newly-Arrived Immigrant and Refugee Adolescents: Re-search Priorities. Journal of School Health, 87(2).121-132. -Hussein. A, Nashwan. A, Howard. S.(2016). Middle Eastern Immigrant and Refugee Chil-dren and Families in Dettlaff and Fong (ED), "Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families / Culturally Responsive Practice", New York, NY, Columbia University press.
My belief is that context produces outcomes. Therefore I practice that belief in the art of teaching. The classroom climate is central to students’ learning and I emphasize not only my role in that process, but also each student and his unique contributions. Effective teaching involves not only what I teach, but also how I teach. Motivation is one of my tools to encourage students to benefit from the knowledge and apply it in their own ways to be the social workers that we need in our society. I find, for example, remembering my students’ faces and names is one of my motivational tools to help them learn and be creative.
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