University Park, IL,
17:23 PM

Lamise Shawahin, Ph.D.

Lamise Shawahin

Lamise Shawahin is  an Assistant Professor at Governors State University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level psychology and counseling  courses and serves on the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Council, as well as co-coordinates the master's in clinical psychology  program.

Dr. Shawahin received her master's and doctoral degrees in  counseling and psychology from Purdue University and her bachelor's degree from Evergreen State College.

An associate editor for the  "Journal of Muslim Mental Health,"  Dr. Shawahin serves in leadership roles for multiple professional organizations. She's  president-elect of the American Middle Eastern North African (AMENA) Psychological Association, and a board member of Arab American Family Services.

Before joining Governors State in 2017,  Dr. Shawahin worked with the Veteran’s Administration Hospital system where she provided rehabilitative psychology services for veterans of Afghan and Iraq experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder as well as veterans with other chronic mental disorders.

Dr. Shawahin's Research Focus:

  • Arab American mental health
  • Health disparities 
  • Social and racial justice
  • Cultural  competence 

Relevant Work:


Arab American Mental Health Expert