Forouzan Farnia, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Texas A&M University
Email:
forouzanfarnia@tamu.edu

Biography

Forouzan Farnia is researcher and practitioner in the field of Human Resource Development (HRD). She received her PhD in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University in 2017. Her research focus is on the applications of emotional intelligence in developing individuals, teams and organizations. Specifically, she has studied the role of EI in career decision-making among college students, the moderating role of gender and academic major on the prediction of career decision-making by emotional intelligence, the development of EI among practicing leaders, the link between emotional intelligence and second language acquisition, the emotional intelligence literature within HRD scholarship and the scholarly evidence on EI training and development in organizations. Currently, she is a post-doctoral research fellow in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University, where she studies the micro-level skills and patterns that enhance performance and learning in rapid design student project teams.

Forouzan has won several awards and scholarships through her doctoral studies in recognition of academic excellence and obtained professional certificates in Emotional Intelligence Learning Systems and Assessments, Professional Training and Development, Advanced Research Methods, Virtual Instruction, and College Teaching.  As a practitioner, she has designed, developed and delivered customized emotional intelligence and leadership training interventions for groups with various learning needs, collaborated with centers of executive leadership development and provided organization development consulting services to educational firms in the private sector.

PUBLICATIONS
Referred Journal Articles
Farnia, F., Nafukho, F., & Petrides, K.V. (abstract accepted). The Role of Trait Emotional Intelligence and Positive Emotions in Predicting Career Decision-Making Difficulties. Under review by Frontiers in Psychology.

Farnia, F. & Nafukho, F (2016). Emotional Intelligence Research within Human Resource Development Scholarship. European Journal of Training and Development 40 (2), 90-110.

Nafukho, F. M., Muyia, M. H., Farnia, F., Kacirek, K., & Lynham, S. A. (2016). Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills among Practicing Leaders: Reality or Myth? Performance Improvement Quarterly29(1), 71-87.

Farnia, F. (2012). Emotional Intelligence and Foreign Language Proficiency: Relating and Comparing ESAP and TOEFL Performance. The International Journal of Transformative Emotional Intelligence, 1 (1), 51–60

Conference Proceedings
Nafukho, F. M., Muyia, M. H., Farnia, F., Kacirek, K., & Lynham, S. A. (2016). Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills among Practicing Leaders: Reality or Myth?  Presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Farnia, F. (2015). Emotional Intelligence Training and Development: What is the Scholarly Evidence? Proceedings of the 2015 University Forum for Human Resource Development Annual Conference, June 2015. Cork, Ireland.

Farnia, F. & Nafukho, F (2014). Emotional Intelligence in HRD research: A literature review. Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Houston, TX, USA.

Eslamieh, R. Farnia, F (2012, June 7-9). Iranian Culture within the Framework of Yin Yang. Presented at Yin Yang: A New Perspective on Culture Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Farnia, F. (2011). Emotional Intelligence and Foreign Language Proficiency: Relating and Comparing ESAP and TOEFL Performance. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence. San Antonio, TX, USA.

Manuscripts in Progress
Farnia, F. & Paetzold, R. (journal article). Predicting Career Decision-Making Difficulties by Emotional Intelligence among Engineering Students: Does it make a Difference to be a Woman? Preparing to be submitted to the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Shirmohammadi, M., Farnia, F., & Sehoon Kim (journal article). Perceived Organizational Support, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A Study among Employees of a Financial Institution.In final stages of being submitted to the Human Resource Development International

Farnia, F. &Thompson, C. (journal article). Emotional Intelligence and Difficulties in Career Decision-Making: A Meta-Analysis.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Farnia, F., & Paetzold, R. (2018, June 5-8). The Moderating Effect of College Students’ Gender and Academic Major on Predicting Career Indecisiveness by Emotional Intelligence. Accepted for Presentation at the University Forum for Human Resource Development Annual Conference, North Umbria University, New Castle, UK.

Farnia, F. & Nafukho, F. (2018, May 27-31). Incremental Variance in Career Indecisiveness due to Emotional Intelligence Compared to Personality Traits and Affectivity. Accepted for Presentation at the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Naserinejad, N. & Farnia, F. (2016, September 3-5). How Schools Can Institutionalize Lesson Study in Practice: Lessons from an Elementary School in Iran. Presented at the World Association for Lesson Study, University of Exeter, UK.

Nafukho, F. M., Muyia, M. H., Farnia, F., Kacirek, K., & Lynham, S. A. (2016, Feb. 18-20). Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills among Practicing Leaders: Reality or Myth?  Presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Farnia, F. (2015, June 3-5). Emotional Intelligence training and development: What is the scholarly evidence? Presented at the 15th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research & Practice across Europe. Cork, Ireland.

Farnia, F. (2015, April 16-17). Emotional Intelligence as an Organizational Intervention for Developing Human Resources. Presented at the 12th Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence. Waco, TX, USA.

Farnia, F. & Nafukho, F. (2014, February 20-22). Emotional Intelligence in HRD research: A literature review. Presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Houston, TX, USA.

Eslamieh, R. Farnia, F (2012, June 7-9). Yin Yang, A New Perspective on Culture: The Case of Iran. Presented at Yin Yang: A New Perspective on Culture Conference. Stockholm Business School, Sweden.

Farnia, F. (2011, February 18-20). Emotional Intelligence and Foreign Language Proficiency: Relating and Comparing ESAP and TOEFL Performance. Presented at the 8th Annual Institute for Emotional Intelligence. San Antonio, TX, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

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