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Neda Moayerian

  • PH.D., Planning, Governance and Globalization, Virginia Tech, 2020
  • M.S., Urban Management and Development, University of Tehran, 2014
  • B.S., Urban Planning Engineering, Art University of Tehran, 2011
  • Community Development through Arts and Culture
  • Systems Thinking
  • Nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations and International Development
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • SPIA 2024: Community Systems Thinking
  • SPIA 4784: Community Systems Capstone
  • Stephenson, M., Abella-Lipsey, B., Nagle, L., & Moayerian, N. (2020). Community Social Polarization and Change: Evidence from Three Recent Studies. World, 1(1), 20–33. https://doi.org/10.3390/world1010002
  • Moayerian, N. (2018). Development, Public Participation, and Cultural War. Community Change. 2(1), p.3. URL: https://www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu/articles/10.21061/cc.v2i1.a.15/
  • Accepted:
    • Stephenson, M., Nagle, L., Moayerian, N., “An Analysis of an Ongoing Effort to Employ Arts-Based Methods to Facilitate Social Capacity for Change.” For the Vibrant Virginia Book Series.
    • Moayerian, N., Stephenson, M., “Sky and Ground film Review.” For Refuge Canada’s Journal on Refugees.
  • Online Essays
  • In Preparation
    • Stephenson, M., Moayerian, N., “The Evolution of UNHCR and UNICEF Refugee Policy in the Management of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.” For Journal of Social Sciences.
    • Moayerian, N., Nagle, L., Stephenson, M. “Conceptualizing Cross-Sectoral Partnership Building in Two Small Appalachian Towns”. Forthcoming resubmission For Journal of the Community Development Society.
    • Moayerian, N., McGehee, N., Stephenson, M. “Community Capacity Building and Sustainable Tourism” For Annals of Tourism.
    • Moayerian, N., Stephenson M., “ Syrian Refugees’ (Inforaml) Employment in Jordan: Is there a long-term solution?”, For Forced Migration Review.
  • Co-Organizer and discussant with Max Stephenson, Laura Zanotti and Desiree Poets, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance and Political Science Department, “ International Symposium on Decolonization and Decoloniality,” March 2021
  • Project Associate with PI Ellie Travis, Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development for the Workforce Development Board, “Evaluate Pathways to the American Dream using the Systems Evaluation Protocol,” December 20
  • Project Associate with PI Sarah Lyon-Hill, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (VT-IPG) and Office of Economic Development for Virginia Higher Education Opioid Consortium (VHEOC) “New River Valley Drug Court Impact Evaluation,” September 2020
  • Lead Researcher, Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development for the Wonder Universe formerly known as Children’s Museum of Blacksburg, “Impact Analysis of the Children’s Museum of Blacksburg,” June 2020
  • Project Associate, Office of Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia, “Rural Virginia Initiative,” May 2020
  • Project Associate with PI Max Stephenson, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance for Virginia Tech Center for Town of Pennington Gap,VA, “Community Strategic Visioning,” December 2019
  • Project Associate with PI Max Stephenson, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance for Virginia Tech Center for Town of Montgomery, WV, “Community Strategic Visioning,” November 2019
  • Community Development through Arts and Culture
  • Systems Thinking
  • Nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations and International Development
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Refugee Relief and Peacebuilding 
  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Community Change Collaborative (CCC)
  • Nu Lambda Mu international honor society