Samira was born in Rome, Italy; she has traveled extensively internationally and has lived in places like Syria, South Korea, and Canada. Samira is currently in her 2nd year at Pellissippi; she is one of the three adjunct faculty representatives for the Faculty Senate and sits on the Business (Hospitality Concentration and Management Concentration) advisory board. Samira is completing her Doctorate of Business Administration: Finance at Liberty University. She holds an active SHRM Certified Professional license and is a part of multiple honor societies. Samira is an entrepreneur at heart and owns a small business; she is also one of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Propel Protégé program graduates. Samira discovered her passion for teaching by mentoring others in various settings and age groups; she approaches teaching with a servant leadership attitude and divergent thinking mindset – building a solid community one student at a time. Samira resides in TN with her three children David, Kayla, and Aya.
From faculty member Amy C.
“Samira is an amazing faculty member. She has availed herself of every training opportunity and other growth opportunities that PSCC offers. In addition, she serves on multiple committees, including as the First Chair of our Business Advisory Board. She continuously looks for ways to connect with the college and provide service for our students. Her enthusiasm for her students, peers and the college is outstanding. She has worked diligently to keep her students engaged and help take the lead for the BUSN 2340 HR course during the pandemic. We are so blessed to have her as part of our faculty and, as I have gotten to know her, have her as a friend as well.”