Shabaya

Dr.Smitha Dev

 

Psychology Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Tel #: +97125015627

Email: smitha.dev@adu.ac.ae

Educational Background

  • Ph. D. Psychology (Specialization in Learning Disability) - University of Kerala, India 
  • M. Phil Psychology (Specialization in Guidance & Counseling) - Mother Theresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, India  
  • M. A.  Psychology (Specialization in Applied Psychology)  - Women’s Christian College, Chennai, India 
  • B. A. Psychology- Fathima Matha National College, Kerala, India

Mini Bio

Dr. Smitha Dev, PhD in Psychology, Masters in Applied Psychology. Course coordinator of Psychology and Assistant Professor of Psychology. Dr. Smitha has more than 12 years of teaching experience in the field of Psychology in GCC, and is also a professional Student Counselor. Prior to joining ADU, she worked in Dubai & Muscat teaching Psychology & working as Psychologist with Hospitals. She is also a recipient of Best Faculty Researcher Award 2014- 2015.

 

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Learning Disability
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Counseling

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Since Dec 2015:                Asst. Professor in Psychology- Abu Dhabi University
  • Aug 2011 – Nov 2015:        Instructor in Psychology & University Study Skills- Abu Dhabi University
  • Feb 2010 – July 2011:       Adjunct Faculty in Psychology - Abu Dhabi University
  • Sept 2006 – Jan 2010:       Psychology Teacher & School Counselor - NIMS Educational Institutional, Dubai
  • April 2005 - May 2006:      Psychology Teacher - Indian High School, Muscat, Oman
  • Feb 2004 – Mar 2005:        Counseling Psychologist - Samy Al Hajri Clinic, Muscat, Oman
  • Aug 1997 - June 1998:      Research Analyst - Sri Chitra Tirunal for Medical Science, Kerala, India

RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Grants, Fellowships, or Contracts

  • “Student perception of learning support centers and its impact on academic achievement.”," Abu Dhabi University.
  • Epidemiological Survey of Learning Disabilities among School Children and adolescence in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • 2014 - 2015: "Inclusion of learning disabled student's in higher education faculty attitude and perception," Abu Dhabi University, ($1,000.00).
  • 2013-2014. "Teacher’s perception towards Integrating Students with Learning Disabilities into Regular Classroom Environment," Abu Dhabi University.

Journal Articles

  •  Dev, S. Relationship between Teachers Perception and Academic Achievement of Learning Disabled Students. Appeared in Journal, DAR/JER/XV1-/2013-2014(Vol.XV1 Nos.1&2
  • Dev, S., Qiqieh (2015). The relationship between English language proficiency, academic achievement and self-esteem of non-native-English- speaking students.” To appear in International Education Studies. http://>> http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ies/author/
  •   Dev, S. D., Nair, S. S., Dwivedi, A. Emotional Intelligence of instructors and the quality of their instructional performance". To appear in International Education Studies. http://>> http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ies/author/
  • Dev. S., Sreethi Nair, 2016 Inclusion of Learning Disabled Students in Higher Education – Faculty Attitude and Perception, International Journal of Humanities and Applied Sciences (IJHAS) Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016 ISSN 2277 – 4386 http://journalsweb.org/siteadmin/upload/5189EA0516007.pdf
  • Nair, S. S.     Dev., S. D., Dwivedi, A., "Emotional Intelligence and work performance of Leaders – A study done with Corporates and Higher academic Institutions in Abu Dhabi Emirates.," Abu Dhabi University, UAE  International Journal of Work Organization and Emotion (IJWOE).
  • Dev. S. (2014). Teacher’s Perception towards Integration of Students with Learning Disabilities into Regular Class Room – A study in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Schools. Procedia-Social and behavioural Science (0071), 11. http://www.sciencedirect.com

Conference Proceedings

  • Dev, S. D., Nair, S. S. (Author), Dwivedi, A. , ICOM2015, "Emotional Intelligence and work performance of Leaders – A study done with Corporates and Higher academic Institutions in Abu Dhabi Emirates.," Abu Dhabi University, UAE. (August 12, 2015).
  • Dev, S.,Nair ,s 2014 - 2015: "Inclusion of learning disabled student's in higher education faculty attitude and perception," Abu Dhabi University, UAE. (November, 26, 2015).
  •   Dev, S. D., Dwivedi, A. (Author), Qiqieh (2015). Presented a research paper titled ‘A Comparative Study of Students’ Performance in Regular and Intensive Semesters’ in the first UC GCC Conference on March 28 – 29, 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Dev. (2014). Teacher’s Perception towards Integration of Students with Learning Disabilities into Regular Class Room – A study in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Schools.. Teacher’s Perception towards Integration of Students with Learning Disabilities into Regular Class Room – A study in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Schools. (0017th ed., pp. 11). Kuala Lumpur: Global Conference on Business & Social Science-2014, GCBSS-2014, 15th&16th December, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Dev, S.Attitude of regular school teachers and academic performance of students with learning disabilities. In ICEPAS 2013 (Ed.), Attitude of regular school teachers and academic performance of students with learning disabilities. Bangkok 2013.
  •  Dev, S., Conference, "Attitude of regular school teachers and academic performance of students with learning disabilities," Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi. (April 23, 2013).
  • Dev, S., Pre submission seminar, "Effects of certain Learning strategies for remediating academic skill deficits of children with learning disability," Women’s College TVM, India.( March 20, 2012)

MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES 


  • Indian Association of Clinical Psychologist, Member                     July 2012 – Present 
  • ISSUP