Dr. Maissa Khatib
Associate Professor of Practice
Dr. Maissa Khatib received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She received numerous honors and awards including the Institute for Policy & Economic Development (IPED) Award at UTEP. She also received the Department of Languages and Linguistics Outstanding Faculty Award. In addition, she was the recipient of a grant overseen by the National Foreign Languages Center at the University of Maryland (2012, 2015-2017).
While pursuing her degree, she worked as the director of the Arabic Program in the Department of Languages and Linguistics and taught various Women’s Studies courses with a global focus, such as Women in Islam, Women and War in the Middle East, and Plagues, Pandemics, and Power. She also worked as a co-investigator and the lead instructor for IPED and as an Arabic interpreter for The Hospitals of Providence.
Currently, she is a faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. In 2017, she served as the chair for the Women’s History Month Conference. Besides teaching and seeking grants, Dr. Khatib develops faculty-led study abroad projects.
She presented her previous research at national meetings including the Southwest Social Science Association Conference. These experiences have provided her with valuable knowledge and insight into the design and implementation of research studies, academic programs and funded projects. Broadly, her research concerns healthcare and cultural competency, acculturation and integration, health disparities, and migrant women's health.