Mona Nouroozifar, Doctor of Philosophy

I am pleased to announce that Mona Nouroozifar, associate dean of Mathematics, Research Skills and Analysis, has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Gender-Differentiated Motivation and Academic Self-Concept as Predictors of Student Retention among Community College Students.”

Dr. Nouroozifar’s thesis was submitted in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Faculty of Business, Education, Law & Arts at the University of Southern Queensland. 

Mona’s passion is student success and retention. Most recently she published an OER book entitled Post-Secondary Education Student Mental Health: A Global Perspective. Through both this publication and her doctoral work, Mona has exemplified the student-centred approach critical to supporting students as they navigate the challenges and complexities of post-secondary education.

Please join me in congratulating Mona on these accomplishments.

John Stilla
Senior Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences