Shaila Khan, Ph.D.
(University of Manitoba, Canada, 1997)
Chair of Psychology Department
Dr. Khan received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from University of
Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1979. She has two Masters Degree. She received her Master of
Science degree in Organizational Psychology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in
1982 and in 1991 she received Master of Arts in Social Psychology from University of
Manitoba, Canada. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology in 1997 from
University of Manitoba, Canada. Her academic career spans twenty five years of university
teaching in different parts of the world. Before joining Tougaloo College in 1998, Dr.
Khan taught at Dhaka University, University of Manitoba (Canada), Brandon University
(Canada). Dr Khan joined Tougaloo College in 1998 and has served as the Chair for the
Psychology department for fourteen years. She is currently Professor of Psychology and is
serving as the Chair for Psychology. Dr. Khan was the recipient of Educator of the Year,
Madison County Chamber of Commerce in 2000. She also received the Tougaloo National
Alumni Association (TCNAA) Teaching Award in 2006, Tougaloo Distinguished Professor
Award in 2007, The Edger E. & Inez W. Smith Teaching –Research Faculty Award and
Hollye R. Johnson Excellence in Advisement Award in 2010. Dr. Khan has served as editor
of Journal of International Psychology and Counseling since 2009, and currently serving
as an editor for a Sage publication. She is also the Treasurer/Secretary for the International
Society for Interpersonal Parental Acceptance/Rejection (ISIPAR), and Chair of the
Mississippi Academy of Science Conference Committee.
In the last five years, Dr. Khan has conducted cross-cultural research with Bangladeshi
college students as well as with African American college students on “Parental
acceptance and rejection, intimate adult relationships, corporal punishment, and
psychological well-being.” Additionally, she has done NIH funded evaluative research
on “Student achievement and its relationship with perceived parental and teacher
acceptance/rejection in the Mississippi Delta.” She also worked with the ARCH research
project on “An Evaluation of the Current Assessments of Resilience to Disasters for the
Coastal Communities of Mississippi”; FIPSI research project on “Obesity Problems
among school students and parents in Canton Mississippi”; and NTSCOE research project
on “Engagement of minority communities in public awareness Programs (EMCAPS)”.
Dr. Khan also has an interest in acting and singing. She has performed regularly on Bangladesh
Television, a National TV of Bangladesh. She regularly organizes and participates at
different cultural activities held in North America to celebrate various Bangladeshi events.