Elma Kaiser

Assistant Professor of Social Work
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



  • Research Methods
  • Displaced Population
  • Social Policy
  • Diversity and Social Justice


  • Displaced population
  • Gender-based violence
  • Mental health of minority women & adolescents
  • Child protection, street children
  • Social development issues
  • Diversity issues
  • Macro and international social work


  • BSS, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • MSS, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • MSW, Monash University, Australia
  • PhD, Howard University

Academic Profile

I feel passionate about connecting social work instruction with engaged community research. In my career thus far, I have used my scholarly research and professional skills to enrich my approaches to teaching and developing pedagogical strategies. After earning my MSW, I worked as a researcher and development worker for few years, conducting macro-level research on both structural barriers to providing services to disadvantaged children and adults in society. I have lived and worked in different countries among diverse populations, and feel these experiences have added a rich perspective to my own learning and academic practice. Additionally, the opportunity to work with and live within diverse global communities has instilled in me a deep appreciation for understanding the value of cultural competence and a dedication to teaching this important aspect of social work to students.

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