MSW, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1996.
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2006.
Dr. Saleh is the lead social work curriculum expert for the Center for Disease Control's Frontier Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Regional Training Center located at the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at UNR. She is also a National Evaluation Team Member for the Fathers and Families Coalition of America. Dr. Saleh has also served as a Principal Investigator of the Nevada Training Partnership for Child Welfare at UNR.
Professor Saleh teaches graduate level research and field practicum courses and undergraduate practice and research. Her scholarship addresses the reciprocal influences among fatherhood, child welfare and diversity, with an emphasis on international social work. Some of her recent research includes paternal involvement in low-income families, evaluation of diversity curriculum interventions, and father engagement in child welfare services.
Hilton, J. M., Gonzalez, C., Saleh, M., L., Maitoza, R. & Anngela-Cole, L. (2012). Perceptions of successful aging among older Latinos in cross-cultural context. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. DOI: 10.1007/s10823-012-9171-4.
Saleh, M. F., Anngela-Cole, L. & Boateng, A. (2011). Effectiveness of diversity infusion modules on students’ attitudes, behavior and knowledge. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 20(3), 240-257.
Halileh, S. & Saleh, M.F. (2011). Parents’ discipline of their children: Results from a national family health survey from the occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet. http://www.thelancet.com/health-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-2011.
Saleh, M. F. (2011). Rebecca Salti: The Bani Hamida Weaving Project and women’s empowerment. Affilia: Journal of Women in Social Work, 26(1), 83-89.
Saleh, M. F. & Hilton, J. (2010). A comparison of the paternal involvement of low-income fathers in four developmental stages: Adolescence, young adult, adult and mid-life. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 19(1), 47-55.
Saleh, M. F. (2008). Sattareh Farman Farmaian: Iranian Social Work pioneer. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 23(4), 397-402.
Saleh, M. F. (2008). Educating social workers about essential aspects of child abuse and neglect. Published in Conference Proceedings Helwan University, Faculty of Social Work, Cairo, Egypt. 21st International Scientific Conference of Social Work at Helwan University, Egypt.
Buzi, R. S., Smith, P. B., Weinman, M. L., & Saleh, M. (2007). The impact of a culturally grounded male development program on reducing health risk behaviors among minority male adolescents. In P. R. Hong (Ed.), Health Education Research Trends (pp. 241-252). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Saleh, M. F., Buzi, R. S., Weinman, M. L., & Smith, P. B. (2005). The nature of connections: Young fathers and their children. Adolescence, 40(159), 513-22.
Buzi, R. S., Saleh, M. F., Weinman, M. L., & Smith, P. B. (2004). Young fathers participating in a fatherhood program: Their expectations and perceived benefits. The Prevention Researcher, 11(4), 18-20.
Saleh, M. (2004). [Review of the book Orphans of Islam: Family, abandonment, and secret adoption in Morocco]. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 3(1), 134-135.
Selected Peer Review Presentations
Saleh, M.F. (2011). Developments in the Middle East and North Africa. (Panelist). 57th Annual Program Meeting Council on Social Work Education. Panel Sponsored by the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD). Atlanta, Georgia.
Halileh, S. & Saleh, M. (2011). Parents’ discipline of their children: Results of a National Family Health Survey from the occupied Palestinian territory. Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Conference. Birzeit University (March 2-3).
Hartje, J. A., Saleh, M. F., & Montcalm, D. M. (2010). Integrating neuroscience of addiction and FASD content into social work academic programs. 56th Annual Program Meeting Council on Social Work Education, Portland, Oregon. (October 15).
Saleh, M. F. & Hilton, J. M. (2009). Father involvement of adolescent and adult fathers in low-income families. National Council on Family Relations, San Francisco, CA. (Poster presentation) (November 12).
Saleh, M. F., Buzi, R., Weinman, M. & Smith, P. (2008). Young African American fathers: Their perceptions and perceived benefits of services. 12th Annual Conference Society of Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington, DC. (January 20).
Saleh, M. F. & Buzi, R. (2008). Young fathers: Male development and paternal involvement. 9th Annual National Fatherhood and Families Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. (March 5).
Saleh, M. F. (2007). Young fathers’ paternal involvement: Considerations for practice. National Association of
Saleh, M. F. (2007). Engaging fathers in social services: Overcoming stereotypes in working with fathers. 9th Annual International Fatherhood Conference, National Partnership for Community Leadership, Atlanta, GA. (June 14).