It was two years after graduating from college when Farideh Farazmand found herself bored and unhappy with her nine-to-five job. That was the time when she started to think that there must be more to life and realized her need for continuous learning and bigger challenges. She left her job to go back to school, starting a master's program and subsequently continued her education until she completed the Ph.D. program. It was then that Farazmand knew that she never wanted to leave the university environment and needed a job that provided her with a life of learning. Lynn University not only provided her with the opportunity of lifetime learning, but also gave her the chance to teach and help young students learn how to think and grow. Lynn University is a place small enough to enable you to make close ties with students and colleagues, but big enough to provide you with so many opportunities and an endless variety of activities to contribute and build experience and knowledge. Working at Lynn gives Dr. Farazmand both joy and purpose
Dr. Farideh Farazmand began her teaching and research with the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Subsequently, she taught at Northern Kentucky University, Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University before joining Lynn University in 1998. At Lynn University she taught economic and international business and finance courses in the College of Business and Management. During her 20 years at Lynn, she has served at different capacities including as chair of the Institutional Review Board, chair of Management Department and currently as director of graduate programs.
B.S., University of Tehran, Iran
M.S., Syracuse University
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Farideh Farazmand believes that beyond learning the fundamental academic content of any course, development of critical and analytical thinking of students, fostering students' self worth and confidence by respecting and approving their way of thinking, conducting class in a democratic, but disciplined way, preparing students to function effectively and responsibly, and development of students' long life skills of writing and communication are her key objectives.
Areas of scholarship
- Productivity and city size
- Urban growth and technological change
- Culture and negotiation
- Gender and negotiation
- Experiential learning
- Learning through service-learning
Awards and honors
- Syracuse University Scholarship, Syracuse University, 1982–1983.
- Syracuse University Fellowship, Syracuse University, 1981,1980,1979.
- International Women Association Scholarship (IWAS), U.S.A.,1978.
- Who's Who America's distinguished teacher, 2003-2004.
- Business Honors Society (SBD), 2003–present.