Barbara D'Elia, PhD

Core Faculty, Director of Assessment, School of Psychology

bdelia@ncu.eduBarb Delia

Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum development
  • Student success
  • Metacognition
  • International psychology
  • Multicultural understanding
  • Prison reform


  • Ph.D., Psychology, United States International University
  • M.A., Psychology, University of West Georgia
  • B.A., Psychology, Duquesne University


Self-actualization in working and non-working mothers of young children

Selected Publications:

  • “Essential learning skills: Enabling success for today’s online students,” L&T Conference, Effat University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013 (Winner, best of conference paper)
  • “Feminism and the Islamic concept of woman,” International Conference, Social Development Organization, Kuwait, 2000.
  • “Globalization and the Family,” International conference, Tehran, Iran 2005
  • “Continuing education for women: Prospects and possibilities,” Journal of Continuing Education, 1995

Professional Experience:

  • Pioneered development of mental health centers and university counseling centers in the Middle East region. 
  • More than 30 years of experience teaching psychology at universities and colleges in the Middle East; prison reform; consultation to schools, medical organizations, police, fire fighters, government, and civic organizations.   

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