Dr. Forouzan Farnia

Program Coordinator, Advisor, and Assistant Professor of Human Resources Administration and Development


  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Allame Tabatabaee University, Tehran
  • M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Texas A&M University
  • Ph.D., Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University

Dr. Farnia received her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and M.A. in Teaching English as a Secondary Language from Texas A&M University, and her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Allame Tabatabaee University in Tehran.

She has provided a range of consultation services to executive leaders and senior management across the world on the development and implementation of key strategies and interventions for creating and sustaining a high-performing organization. She has provided coaching, facilitation, team development, whole systems analysis, process reengineering, and organizational development services in consultation with executive and senior managers to implement organization improvement initiatives and assure alignment with the organization’s strategic plans. Dr. Farnia has applied action research to identify the areas where there is a need for change at the individual, team, and organizational levels and designed, implemented, and evaluated training programs that support organizational objectives.

She has served as a Graduate Research Fellow and Research Associate at Texas A&M University, where she engaged in multiple research projects resulting in more than 15 journal articles and conference proceedings. Her research record has been consistent, and her level of scholarly productivity has been recognized by high-quality journals that published her works. Her research focuses on three broad areas:

  1. The role of emotional intelligence in human resource and leadership development in organizations and in the prediction of career decision-making difficulties among college students across various majors
  2. Learning, performance, and creativity in rapid-design engineering student teams
  3. Leveraging social media as a talent development intervention in organizations

Contact Dr. Farnia

Henry County Regional Academic Center