Khatera Alizada is an adjunct faculty in the Social Science and Policy Studies Department and a visiting researcher at the System Dynamics Program at Worcester Polytechnic University (WPI). She teaches political science and international studies courses. She regularly taught courses on American Political Government, Introduction to World Politics, Comparative Political Systems, Latin American Politics.

Her areas of specialization and research interest include Modeling and Simulation, Quantitative Methodology, System Dynamics Modeling, Agent-based Modeling, International relations; Comparative politics; Post-conflict state-building and democratization; Peace-building; International political economy; Human rights; Globalization, Renewable energy and Policy diffusion

She earned her doctoral degree in International Studies from Old Dominion University. After receiving her doctoral degree, she completed a year of postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Mind and Culture, a research center in Boston MA. She holds a Master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Services in Washington D.C. where she received the Hall of Nations Fellowship Award. Alizada earned her undergraduate degree in political science specializing in American politics and international relations from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She spent a semester studying abroad at Leicester University, Leicester, UK.