Joan Maliha graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College in New York City where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the prestigious Francis Morehouse Alpha Chi Alpha Prize “For the Most Distinguished Record in the Social Sciences at Hunter College.” Offered the highly competitive New York State College Teaching Fellowship, Ms. Maliha received her Masters Degree and completed her Ph.D. course work at Columbia University. She has been a teacher for over 20 years and has been included in “Who’s Who in America”, and in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”