- NRSE 5016
- NRSE 5018
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.