Rawan Atari-Khan, Ph.D, LP

Rawan Atari-Khan
Rawan Atari-Khan, Ph.D, LPMarquette University

Schroeder Complex, 166

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6918
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

Dr. Atari-Khan uses a cross-cultural and positive psychology framework to critically consider how commonly referenced models and measures of mental health fall short in capturing meaning of wellbeing and healing for racially and ethnically diverse communities in the United States. She is particularly interested in amplifying the experiences of Arab and Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) immigrant and refugee communities and has focused on topics of well-being/quality of life, resilience, and ethnic/racial identity development.


  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited), Ball State University, 2021
  • M.S. Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Illinois State University, 2017
  • B.A. Psychology, Marquette University, 2015
    Psychology, Social Welfare and Justice, Arabic Studies 
    McNair Thesis: The Influence of Multi-Sensory Environment on Physiological Response in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children with Special Health Care Needs 

Courses Taught

Introduction to Counseling Psychology (COPS 8000)

Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (COUN 6986)


Atari-Khan, Rawan; Covington, Anna Hope; Gerstein, Lawrence H.; Herz, Huda al; Varner, Betsy R.; Brasfield, Casey; Shurigar, Bryan; Hinnenkamp, Samantha F.; Devia, Marlene; Barrera, Scott; and Deogracias-Schleich, Alicia. (2021). Concepts of Resilience Among Trauma-Exposed Syrian Refugees. The Counseling Psychologist, Vol. 49(2) 233 –268.