Dr. Ghaffari maintains an active qualitative research program aimed at understanding
and promoting students' academic and life success. He has developed, tested and published
a conceptual model, the Trinity Paradigm of Intelligence, which provides a guiding
framework for his work. His current studies focus on assessing the effectiveness of
exercise on student health and exploration of the role of socialization in promoting
academic wellness. His research has been funded by the ETSU Research Development Committee
and Instructional Development Committee as well as the Center for Nursing Research.
Dr. Ghaffari presents nationally and internationally, and has published his findings
in journals such as Journal of Nursing, Allied Health, and Health Education; International Journal of
Technology, Knowledge & Society; and The International Journal of Learning and others. He teaches undergraduate and graduate pathophysiology courses, consciousness
and healing, and qualitative research in the PhD program.