Instructor: Zarrina Azizova
Dr. Azizova is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Health &behavior at the University of North Dakota specializing in sociology of higher education, access and success, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to her current work Dr. Azizova was a visiting professor at Oklahoma State University. She held various academic administration positions in two different higher education systems: the UK and post-Soviet with a transitioning economy. While being involved in the formative stage of Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) - a joint venture between the UK and Uzbekistan - Dr. Azizova's professional experience included ex-officio membership in the executive body and academic council of WIUT and her responsibilities ranged from deliberating and implementing academic policies, facilitating organizational development and growth, supervising development and enhancement of academic assessment system, safeguarding academic quality assurance principles, maintaining partnerships with the University of Westminster's (London) liaisons and external examiners, and supervising student admission/enrollment processes and other areas of student administration. Dr. Azizova earned her Bachelor of Arts from Uzbek State University of World Languages, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.