Saba Rasheed Ali
Major responsibilities  

  • Oversight of:
    • Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment
    • Center for Evaluation and Assessment
    • Center for Research in Undergraduate Education
    • Grants and Research Services Center
    • Iowa Reading Research Center
  • Liaison with Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development

About Saba Ali

Saba Rasheed Ali is Associate Dean for Research and is Professor of Counseling Psychology in the University of Iowa's College of Education.  She has been at the University of Iowa since September 2001 when she came as a post-doctoral research fellow and was subsequently offered a faculty position.

Professor Ali's research is related to vocational psychology and career development of underserved rural students; the intersection of social class and career development; and workforce development and public policy, and publicly engaged research with rural communities.  She has also served as a research fellow in the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa and a senior research fellow for the Massachusets Institute for College and Career Readiness.  She was the recipient of the University of Iowa's Distinguished Achievement in Publicly Engaged Research Award in 2017.

Professor Ali previously served as Program Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology Program.  She is Director of Project HOPE - a career education program for rural underserved students in Iowa middle schools.

Professor Ali holds degrees from the University of Oregon (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology), Loyola University (M.A. in Community Counseling), and West Virginia University (B.A. in Psychology).