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Nafees Alam Ph.D.


Dr. Nafees Alam is a professor specializing in nonprofit program evaluation and macro practice, where he has over seven years of experience. Before academia, he worked in Wall Street’s financial sector for more than seven years. Dr. Alam’s research agenda is geared toward pop culture mental health and ideological diversity, inclusion, and empowerment. He has several publications and has presented at conferences across the world, including the Council on Social Work Education, the Social Work Distance Education Conference (Keynote Speaker, 2022), the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, Sport & Society, Applied Sport Management, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He is passionate about global education through technology, teaching, and designing online courses taught across the globe, in addition to his YouTube channel and Podcast geared toward an international audience.

Outside of academia, Dr. Alam is a fitness model, actor, and heavyweight boxer registered with USA Boxing. He is also a collegiate boxing and youth football coach, aligning with his experience as a semi-professional football player. He volunteers regularly with the Special Olympics and the City Light Shelter for Women and Children in downtown Boise, ID, designing and delivering courses related to finance, technology, fitness/nutrition, and life skills. He also enjoys OneWheeling and biking while taking every opportunity to travel internationally to experience different cultures.

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