Head of Department

Ana Uka, Ph.D. graduated from Istanbul University with a major in Educational Sciences/Counseling Psychology and Pedagogy program in 2006. She holds a Master of Science degree in Education and Child Studies/Child and Family Studies from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Recently, she finished her doctoral studies on International Family and Community Studies in the Institute of Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University in South Carolina in the U.S.

She has been a visiting expert through the U.S. Department of State, Council of International Programs USA, in the fields of “Child Abuse and Neglect” and “Special Education” in Families and Children Services in Michigan, Catholic Family Services, West Central School of MRDD in Columbus/Ohio, and Harmony Science Academy - North Austin (HSANA), Pflugerville/Texas, USA during the period of August 2007 – January 2009.

Since the academic year of 2011-2012, Dr. Uka has been a full-time faculty member at University College “Beder” where she is affiliated as an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Sciences, Counseling Psychology and Pedagogy program. She has been appointed also to the position of the Coordinator of International Relations Office at Beder, since October 2018.

Her research area is focused on children’s and adolescents’ educational and developmental problems, child well-being,  family relationships, parenting challenges, the strengthening of families and school partnerships, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, youth civic participation, and youth and community development. 

She is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice formerly known as the American Orthopsychiatric Association, the Albanian Institute of Sociology, the Violence Abuse and Mental Health Network, and COST Actions.

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Academic Staff

Ana Uka
She holds a BA in Educational Sciences/Counseling Psychology and Pedagogy from Istanbul University. She holds a MSc. in Child and Family Studies from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She finished her doctoral studies in International Family and Community Studies at Clemson University, SC, USA.
Eduina Maksuti
Erilda Ajaz
Irena Shehu
Jonida Tirana
She completed her Bachelor Degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation and finished Master of Science in Foreign Languages for International Communication in Padua, Italy and received the title " Doctor " in Pedagogy from the Department of Pedagogy- Psychology, University of Tirana.
Klevis Topi
Tidita Abdurrahmani
Receiving her doctorate in Human Sciences in Graz Austria, Mrs Abdurrahmani has further received her Prof.Assoc. title from the University of Tirana, in December 2014.She has lectured ,carried out research and held managerial positions in the field of education,and english as well director of IED.