Anisah Bagasra, PhD

Anisah Bagasra, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University and specializes in behavioral health research in the Muslim American and African American faith communities. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from the George Washington University, her MA in Psychology with a concentration in Consciousness & Spirituality and her PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Social Transformation from Saybrook University. Her experience building traditional and online undergraduate curriculum led to the creation of a Psychology major at Claflin University, the oldest Historically Black College (HBCU) in the state of South Carolina, where she spearheaded the launch of online degree programs prior to joining KSU. She teaches a wide-range of psychology courses including Psychology of Religion, Death & Dying, and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and mentors students engaged in undergraduate research with a focus on culturally competent research in minority communities. Her latest publication is the co-edited volume: Working with Muslim Clients in the Helping Professions, which is designed to provide non-Muslim professionals with insights on serving the needs of Muslim clients in counseling, education, social work, funeral services, and the healthcare fields. At the Alkaram Institute she is a senior research scholar and faculty in the Islamic Psychology program.