Faculty Profile - Albina Balidemaj Ph.D.

Albina Balidemaj

Dean of Faculty and Assistant Professor



Ms. Balidemaj holds a Ph.D. in International Community and Family Studies from Clemson University in South Carolina. She finished her undergraduate and graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities and University of Prishtina respectively as a Gold Scholar and University of Minnesota Excellence Scholar. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Orthopychiatric Association (AOA), Association for Psychological Science (APS), American Psychological Association (APA), and Society for the Psychological Study of Social Sciences (SPPI).

Her academic interests include: Developmental course, assessment, prevention, and treatment of adults with conduct problems; family based interventions, adult psychopathology, psychology of self-regulation, professional practice, personality theory, psychotherapy, social psychology, intergroup relations, and community interventions.

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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.