Urusa Fahim, PhD, is a core faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as a part-time faculty at St. Mary’s College of California and adjunct faculty at the Center for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University. At the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, Urusa is a group facilitator for the Interpersonal Dynamics course. Her areas of interest include inquiry and research methodologies, group process, collaborative creativity, intercultural communication, and women’s leadership. Urusa received her Ph.D. in Transformative Learning and Change at CIIS.
Urusa received her Masters degree in Applied Psychology from the Punjab University in Lahore and her clinical training from the Center for Clinical Psychology in Lahore. She practiced as a clinical psychologist for several years in Lahore and Islamabad. Urusa also worked in the field of development management for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Academy for Educational Development (AED).
Urusa came to the United States in 1995 for graduate education. Her personal experiences with intercultural issues and dilemmas enhanced her interest in the field of intercultural communication and influenced her doctoral work. Her dissertation research was on the development of cultural sensitivity in individuals.
Urusa is participating in a 3-year collaborative exploration on women’s leadership with the Women’s Leadership Collaborative West.