If you take the undergrad Psychopathology course next year, you’ll be among to meet our new faculty member: Dr. Ahmar Zaman. If you find his class hard, no worries! One of his favorite parts about teaching is helping students experience that lightbulb moment where the concept really clicks. Dr. Zaman is passionate about helping his students grow and pursue their dreams: “I love hearing stories from students about how my classes or mentorship has inspired them to pursue a specific project or career trajectory that they had not considered prior.”
Dr. Zaman began his own career at the University of Detroit, where he received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2020. From there he went on to conduct forensic evaluations within the juvenile justice systems of Detroit, Michigan, Houston, Texas, and Rhode Island. He also provided clinical treatment for adolescents through Bradley Hospital. Dr. Zaman’s research interests are in the field of adolescent forensic psychology with a focus on the intersection of race, gender, socioeconomic status, and mental health and their impact on youth involvement with the juvenile justice system.
Although he’s been to over a dozen countries and the vast majority of the states, moving to Eugene will be Dr. Zaman’s first time on the west coast. He’s looking forward to exploring the culture of the Pacific Northwest and the lush beauty of Oregon. As someone who loves roadtripping, photography, and concerts, Dr. Zaman will certainly fit right in.