Dr. Kayleen Islam-Zwart is Associate Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, Director of the Eastern Washington University Psychology Major at Bellevue College, and Professor of Psychology.
She has taught a wide range of courses in forensic and correctional psychology, cognitive assessment, clinical psychology, and psychology of women, including advising and supervision of Master's theses. While at Eastern Washington University she has been recognized as Psi Chi Faculty of the Year, a merit recipient in the areas of service and teaching, and Professor of the Year. She has a strong scholarship record including publications in the Journal of Traumatic Stress and Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Principal Investigator for the $169,280 National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT Catalyst Grant awarded in 2010. She serves on the editorial board for the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior.
Kayleen Islam-Zwart received her MS in Psychology and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University in Pocatello. Her dissertation examined The Impact of Sexual Assault History Upon Females' Adjustment to Incarceration. In 2001, she was awarded the Idaho State University Doctoral Division Outstanding Student Achievement award. She completed her BS with a major in pre-professional psychology and a minor in corrections at Mankato State University in Minnesota in 1996. That same year she was awarded the William Rucker Award for Psychology.
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