Dr. Aziza Zemrani has a long history of academic and public service both in the United States and abroad. She is currently working as an associate professor at the University of Texas Pan American where she is currently the acting chair for the Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies (PASS). She showed leadership for international cultural immersion programs. She took the lead for the signing of a general agreement for a partnership between the University Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco and UTPA. This involvement is in line with her past experience as a Moroccan Executive. Dr. Zemrani worked for the government of Morocco as well as numerous American institutions.
Dr. Zemrani served as one of the senior female officials in the Moroccan government. She held a variety of top level posts during this period including Division Chief at the Directorate of Executive Training, Chief of Statistics for the Ministry of National Education, and Chief of Recruitment in the Ministry of Planning. Her many responsibilities included increasing the supply of international scholarships by working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation Agency. She was in charge of negotiating and signing international cooperation agreements with several countries and developed new ways for establishing cooperative links with foreign countries. She also had the opportunity to work on a development projects with USAID, including capacity building in Moroccan institutions. She was part of a team that developed institution selection criteria and procedures for capacity building technical assistance, as well as conducting need assessments for training purposes in order to implement a USAID development project to improve girls schooling in rural areas.
Dr. Zemrani also served on the National Higher Education Long Range Plan Task Force Steering Committee and she served as the Moroccan representative to the Task Force Review Committee for the Implementation of the New Strategic Plan for the United States Agency for International Development.
Dr. Zemrani earned her PhD. From Southern University and A & M College, the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. She also earned a master in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburg, and a Bachelor degree in Law from the University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco. Prior to coming to the Univeristy of Texas Pan American, Dr. Zemrani taught at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia; and Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York. Her areas of expertise include Budgeting, Financial Management, Public Finances, Research Methods and Statistics, Program evaluation and policy, Cultural Competency and she is certified with the Kozai group.