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  • Dr. Mubina Hassanali Kirmani, is the recipient of the President's Diversity Award at Towson University. She is an autor of an award winning children's book, "Bundle of Secrets: Savita Returns Home" that focuses on migration of children and their ado...More

EXPERIENCE

  • Towson University
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Professor
    • August 1994 to Present

    Dr. Mubina Hassanali Kirmani was born and raised in Kenya with an ancestry from India. She did her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Nairobi University, in Kenya and in 1987 completed her doctorate degree from Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1990 to 1994 she consulted for the World Bank working on women’s education in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently an Associate Professor at Towson University, in the College of Education. She has been in the business of education and teacher-training for the past 20 years working with students and professionals from various cultural backgrounds. She has written extensively on issues of diversity on topics such as, “Cultural and Religious Diversity in Schools”, “Gender and Technology in Classrooms”, and Empowering Families from Diverse Backgrounds in School Systems.” Her recent book, “Oral Literature of Asians in East Africa” that she co-authored with her husband is used as a text in schools in East Africa. The book was published by East African publishers and is distributed here in the U.S. by Michigan University Press. Dr. Kirmani has traveled for conferences within U.S and internationally to places such as India, Pakistan, Tanzania, and China addressing issues of diversity and teaching. While at Towson University, She chaired the Diversity Committee from 1999-2001 and coordinated development of a new course entitled,“Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society.” The course is now being offered campus-wide as a General education course drawing students not only from the field of teaching but also from other disciplines such as nursing, business, computer science and criminal justice. She continues her effort both personally and professionally in building bridges between people of different cultural backgrounds. Since 9/11 she has been working on constructing a theory of spiritual development

  • Towson University
    • College of Education
    • Professor
    • August 1994 to Present

    Teaching courses on Diversity in Education

EDUCATION

  • Harvard University
    • Ed.D
    • September 1982 to May 1987

    Completed Doctorate in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments.

  • Harvard University
    • School of Education
    • August 1982 to May 1987

    Doctorate in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments

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