School of Social Work
Tarek Zidan is an assistant professor at the IU School of Social Work in South Bend. His research interests include Muslim/Arab Americans’ attitudes toward disabilities, mental health issues and well-being. He worked for several years serving clients who have severe mental illness and intellectual/ developmental disabilities, as well as immigrants and refugees.
He received his Bachelor of Social Work degree from the Higher Institute of Social Work in Aswan, Egypt, his Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his Ph.D. in social work from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He teaches research and practice evaluation in the Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs at IU South Bend.
Areas of Expertise
Mental health and disability issues among Arab and Muslim Americans, research methods and design.
- Islam in America: A Social Work Perspective
- Stigma Towards Persons With Developmental Disabilities
- Supporting Immigrants with a Look at Latinos and Arab Americans
- Program evaluation as evidence-based practice for clinical social workers, webinar at Mental Health Awareness of Michiana, South Bend
- Modeling the relationships between discrimination, depression, substance use and spirituality with Muslim Americans, at the Ninth Muslim Mental Health Conference in East Lansing, Michigan