Dr. Patty Zakaria joined University Canada West in 2011, where she teaches courses in political science and research methods.
She was previously an instructor at Wayne State University (2008-2011) as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Libertas International University (Formerly Dubrovnik International University) (2012-2013). Dr. Zakaria is also a faculty member at Toronto School of Business, where she teaches research methods and business ethics, and Yorkville University, where she teaches courses in general studies.
As a researcher, she has participated in several international and regional conferences in political science and interdisciplinary studies.
In 2018, Dr. Zakaria presented her research in Paris, France at the organization of economic cooperation and development. She has published in various peer-reviewed journals such as the International Political Science Review and Public Integrity, as well as policy briefs and white paper for various outlets. Recently, Dr. Zakaria published the chapter of a book on corruption and religion. Her research focuses on corruption and anti-corruption reform where she has explored the impact of corruption on society, governance and economy.
Dr. Zakaria obtained her Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University in 2015 and an MA in industrial relations. She also has an Honors BA in international relations from the University of Windsor in 2002. Recently, Dr. Zakaria completed a graduate certificate in program evaluation from Wilfred Laurie University in 2018. She has consulted on various projects and research programs dealing with corruption, education and trade to just name a few.