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Albina Balidemaj

Associate Dean of Students

RIT Kosovo

Albina Balidemaj

Associate Dean of Students

RIT Kosovo

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Balidemaj, Albina. "Working with marginalized groups: towards more holistic strategies for social exclusion reduction of the Roma community in Kosovo." Safer Communities 20. 2 (2021): 85-100. Web.
Small, Natallia Sianko, Albina Balidemaj, Mark. "The importance of the right to science during pandemics." Journal of nursing and social sciences related to health and illness 23. 2 (2021): 59-61. Web.
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. "Attendance of Religious Organizations as a Predictor of Neighborhood Satisfaction." Journal of Social Service Research 46. 3 (2019): 416-426. 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.

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)

In the News

  • June 23, 2021

    Dr. Venera Demukaj introducing the "Master Student Presentations"

    Master Student Presentations

    On June 18, 2021, the first group of RIT Kosovo Master Students, presented their Capstone Projects, which represented a culmination of their graduate program experience. As part of the Master Capstone project, students work over two semesters in identifying a real-world problem (The Capstone Proposal Stage), conducting research, and providing solutions and recommendations to the problem (The Capstone Development Stage).

  • June 23, 2021

    Dr. Venera Demukaj introducing the "Master Student Presentations"

    Master Student Presentations

    On June 18, 2021, the first group of RIT Kosovo Master Students, presented their Capstone Projects, which represented a culmination of their graduate program experience. As part of the Master Capstone project, students work over two semesters in identifying a real-world problem (The Capstone Proposal Stage), conducting research, and providing solutions and recommendations to the problem (The Capstone Development Stage).

  • May 17, 2021

    RIT Kosovo Honors Society Students & RIT Kosovo Honors Committee.

    RIT Kosovo Honors Society Students 2021

    By the end of each academic year, RIT Kosovo (RIT-K) organizes the Honors Students’ Presentation Day.
    During this academic year, a total of eight Honors students successfully passed all requirements to become members of RIT-K Honors Society and presented their Senior Capstone Research Projects on April 29, 2021.