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Albina Balidemaj

Associate Dean of Students
RIT Kosovo

Albina Balidemaj

Associate Dean of Students
RIT Kosovo

Currently Teaching

PSYC-101
3 Credits
Introduction to the field of psychology. Provides a survey of basic concepts, theories, and research methods. Topics include: thinking critically with psychological science; neuroscience and behavior; sensation and perception; learning; memory; thinking, language, and intelligence; motivation and emotion; personality; psychological disorders and therapy; and social psychology.
PROF-770
0 Credits
This course guides the student through preparation of the Capstone Proposal that is required for the applied final course of his/her MS in professional studies degree - the Capstone Project. Student will determine a Capstone Project concept, and articulate the methods for implementing the Capstone Project. The course concludes with a paper describing the Capstone Project, including background and description, methodology, anticipated outcomes, and probable Capstone Adviser. Student will meet regularly with the course facilitator. Upon successful completion of this course, student will be registered for the Capstone Project. (Pre-requisites: PROF-705 and core coursework; course restricted to MS in professional studies students)
PROF-705
3 Credits
The gateway course for students enrolled in the MS in professional studies degree program. Course provides students with opportunities to interact about controversial issues while discovering foundational knowledge about interdisciplinary history, theory, along with applied problem-solving, research methods and professional ethics. Students use this course as a means of designing and receiving approval for individualized plans of study. (Department permission required). Students should consult their adviser before registering.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Balidemaj, Albina and Small, Mark. "Returning home when immigration fails: risk factors and the need for improved care." Journal of nursing and social sciences related to health and illness 3. 21 (2019): 231-233. Web.
Balidemaj, Albina. "Human Rights Legislation in Albania: the case of human trafficking." The International Journal of Human Rights 8. 23 (2019): 1300-1316. Web.
Balidemaj, Albina and Small, Mark. "The effects of ethnic identity and acculturation in mental health of immigrants: A literature review." International Journal of Social Psychiatry 65. 3 (2019): 643-655. Web.
Balidemaj, Albina and Small, Mark. "Acculturation, ethnic identity, and psychological well-being of Albanian-American immigrants in the United States." International Journal of Culture and Mental Health 11. 4 (2018): 712-730. Web.
Balidemaj, Albina and Festina Balidemaj. "Assessment of Role in Non-Governmental Organizations and Their Humanitarian Effort in Refugee Camps Worldwide." European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research 1. 3 (2014): 68-73. Web.
Balidemaj, Albina and Festina Balidemaj. "Globalization and Health in Kosovo." European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research 1. 3 (2014): 193-198. Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Balidemaj, Albina and Small, Mark. "Acculturation, ethnic identity, and psychological wellbeing of Albanian-American immigrants in the United States." Proceedings of the 11th European Public Health Conference. Ed. European Journal of Public Health. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Balidemaj, Albina. "Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and Psychological Well-Being of Albanian-American Immigrants in the United States." XVI European Congress of Psychology. Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia. 4 Jul. 2019. Conference Presentation.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Balidemaj, Albina. The International Academic Forum. Senior Reviewer. Tokyo, Japan, 2019.
Published Conference Proceedings
Balidemaj, Albina. "Attendance of Religious Organizations as a Predictor of Neighborhood Satisfaction." Proceedings of the Annual International Convention of Psychological Science. Ed. Jim McDonnell. Amsterdam, Netherlands: International Convention of Psychological Science, 2015. Print.
Balidemaj, Albina. "Territorial Aspects of the Reconciliation Process in Kosovo- Serbia." Proceedings of the Regional Studies of Central and South-Eastern Europe. Ed. Regions Magazine. Pecs, Hungary: Regional Studies Association, 2010. Web.