2002, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Cognitive Psychology
1994, MSc, Brunel University (London, UK), Computer Intelligent Systems
1989, B.S., Universitas Indonesia (Jakarta), Psychology

Currently a project coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at UPMC, Zara brings a wide array of expertise and experience to Carlow's MBA program, where she teaches Business Analytics.  A former consultant at Disney Research, she was also an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Indonesia.  Winner of the Graduate Adjunct Faculty Excellent in Teaching Award (2014) at Carlow, she was also the recipient of a Ford Foundation Scholarship as well as a Fulbright award.  A member of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), her research projects and collaborations focus on facial behavior and expressions, in the context of communication.  Her research has appeared in many peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, and Psychological Science.