Soleman Abu-Bader

Soleman Abu-Bader
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ACW Position

Member of the Board of Directors

Areas of Expertise

Psychology and social work, mental health, social science research, statistical methods



Soleman Abu-Bader

Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program, Howard University School of Social Work

Dr. Soleman Abu-Bader is a Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program at Howard University School of Social Work. He received his MSW from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, and his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Utah. Dr. Abu-Bader was the Founding Dean of the School of Psychology and Social Work at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and of its Master of Social Work program, which was the first of its kind in Qatar. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Qatar University. He also served as a faculty consultant and instructor for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Amman, Jordan, where he taught intensive courses on social work research, statistics, and practice.

Abu-Bader has published and presented numerous research papers on job satisfaction and burnout, physical and mental health, and well-being among older populations, African Americans, and Arab and Muslim Americans. He is the sole author of two well-utilized statistical textbooks: Using Statistical Methods in Social Science Research, 3rd edition (2021) and Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods for Social Science Research (2010), both of which were published by Oxford University Press, with the former also having been published in Arabic translation by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in 2019. Abu-Bader serves on the editorial boards of several scientific, peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Immigrant and Refugee StudiesBest Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, and Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Arab Center Washington, DC, the Board of Directors of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, and on the Board of the International Consortium for Social Development.