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Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Hoda Vaziri, Ph.D., UNT

Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Hoda Vaziri, Ph.D., UNT

Dr. Vaziri arrived at the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business in the fall of 2019, a return to North Texas after earning master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and a detour to West Lafayette, Ind., and Purdue University as a post-doctoral fellow. She stays busy in Denton teaching unemployment law to undergrad students, leadership to master's students and statistics to Ph.D. students. She also researches work-life balance and employee well-being in hopes of reducing the tension and conflict that can arise trying to balance work and home life. Originally from Iran, Dr. Vaziri seeks her own work-life balance with this 100% American TV show and a particular thrill-seeking adventure. Read on and get to know Dr. Vaziri.



What is your favorite aspect about your job?
When I see a phenomenon around me and I wonder why it is happening – and then my job actually allows me to study the phenomenon! This is why I love my job.

What is your proudest work moment?
When a student emails me and says they enjoyed my class and they learned something valuable.
What is your proudest non-work moment?

When my son turned 1-year-old this past July!! I was like, hey, I was able to make it this far, in the middle of the pandemic! And he is the light of my life.
What is a fact about you that may surprise your work colleagues?

I love skydiving!!

TV Show?: 
Friends (I watched it 4 times already)
Place to visit?: Prague, Czech Republic
Hobby?: Jigsaw puzzles