Majid Khan returns to CIE as a Visiting Scholar

After 13 years Majid Khan (M.Ed. 2003; Doctorate 2009) has returned to CIE as a Visiting Scholar for the 2022/23 academic year.


He will be working with the CIE Director, Ian Barron, on issues related to abuse prevention and trauma recovery in Pakistan. They plan to develop curriculum and training materials for teachers and administrators in Pakistan that focus on identifying child abuse problems and treating the resulting trauma.  While at CIE Majid will also be assisting Ian in teaching a course on trauma and its treatment.


After completing his Doctorate in 2009, Majid returned to Pakistan. He is currently an Associate Professor at COMSATS University Islamabad, where he has been a faculty member for the past 13 years.  His responsibilities there include teaching, research, student supervision [Left: with several students] and project work. He teaches courses on workforce diversity & organizational development, conflict and crises management, and management philosophy. Additionally, he has published papers on abuse prevention, issues of equity & access in higher education, and organizational change in the NGO sector in Pakistan. 


While at the university he has also worked for USAID-funded projects on pre-service and in-service teacher training, been awarded grants and organized programs funded by UNESCO, and acted as project coordinator with a World Bank funded project. He also served as a consultant with a health project in northern Pakistan for a project funded by the German Development Bank.


In undertaking these tasks, he utilized the experiences that he gained while working for Colorado State University, Fort-Collins as a community director; deputy director programs with Michigan State University, East-Lansing; and assistant residence director at UMASS Amherst.


Majid is delighted and honored to be back at CIE.  He says: “I have many fond memories of the 9 years I was here. CIE played an important role in shaping what I have become.  Life is a journey and returning to CIE gives me a chance to rekindle old memories and create new stories.”