Marianne Marar Yacobian, Ed.D.
Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. - Paulo Friere”
- Ed.D, University of San Francisco, 2007
- M.A., University of San Francisco, 2004
- B.A., University of California-Davis, 2002
Biography Academic StatementBiography
Dr. Yacobian teaches Diversity in the Workplace, Social Science, and Global Studies. She earned her doctorate and Outstanding Dissertation Award at the University of San Francisco in International & Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition. She is an expert in race-relations and social stratification, specializing in the institutional and structural implications of discrimination. Her research explores education as a vital means of bridging systemic inequities among marginalized and dominant groups. Her research interests include the Palestinian Conflict and human rights education.Research Interests
- Transnational Citizenship
- Human Rights Education, Social Movements, and Activism
- Refugee/Immigrant Education and Notions of Identity
- Radical and Ethnographic research
- Sociology of Race, Class, Gendered and Ethnic identities
Professional ActivitiesCourses Taught
- Diversity in the Workplace
- Immigration, Transnationalism & Global Studies
- Introduction to Social Science
- Women in Business
- Sekerka, L.E. & Marar Yacobian, M. July, 2012. Appreciating the Islamic perspective in ethical decision-making. Article submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics. (Under Review)
- Marar, M.M. (2011). I know there is no justice: Palestinian perceptions of higher education in Jordan. Intercultural Education Journal, 22 (2).
- Marar, M.M. (2009). Dual/Duel identities: Jordanian perceptions of academic equity. Intercultural Education Journal, 20 (4).
- Sekerka, L.E. & Marar, M.M. (April 2012). Understanding Islamic Business Ethics: Advancing Management Education by Examining Middle Eastern Cultural Norms. Paper submitted for presentation at the 56th Annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Washington, B. & Marar-Yacobian M. (May 2011). "Pathways to Higher Education for Refugee and Undocumented Populations in Jordan and the United States" at the 55th Annual Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) Conference, McGill University. Montreal, Canada.
- Charles B. Emerick: Teaching Award, 2010
- Menlo College Student Government Association: Faculty Member of the Year Award, 2011
- University of San Francisco: Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, 2007.