Dr. Noyori-Corbett graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Ph.D. in social work. Her umbrella research area is women in distress and transition, which covers survival migration in terms of livelihood, advocacy networks, and humanitarian innovation; and female juvenile delinquency. She has been disseminating her research findings through paper presentations not only at national conferences but international ones as well, including venues in South Africa, Mexico, Korea, and Japan. Prior to her admission to the Ph.D. program, she was active both in business (international marketing) and as a social work professional. Her backgrounds of international marketing and international social work have worked well in tandem, within a framework of social research and development, especially in a social incubator.
As a social worker, she served populations at risk within a global context, such as refugees and human trafficking victims. Her international research area is deeply connected with the practice experience of advocacy for women’s issues within a glocal (global to local) context. Her publications in the area of female youth delinquency utilize her knowledge of and experience with structural equation modeling (SEM). These publications have been cited in a book on criminology theory.
Her publications regarding survival migrations and feminized migration have been published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of International Social Work, Journal of International Social Welfare, Social Dialogue, and so on.
She received a Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship grant from the College of Arts and Sciences for original research on human trafficking in 2014, followed by an additional two Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship grants from the Office of The Vice President for Research in 2015 and 2016 for her work in community-based participatory action research with Myanmar women refugees. Dr. Noyori-Corbett’s receiving Junior Faculty Fellowships for three consecutive years was a first for a Social Work Department faculty member. Dr. Noyori-Corbett also utilized her business skills learned in her undergraduate work to solicit and successfully obtain community grants, crucial for CBPAR, in Dallas.
In 2016 – 2017, together with Dr. David Moxley, Dr. Noyori-Corbett received a prestigious award and related grant as Humanities Fellows for the center's 2016-2017 theme "Outcasts and Outlands” for the project called “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Myanmar Women’s Use of Art and Narrative to Portray Their Hopes for Successful Resettlement in a Southern American City” This is the second stage of the Myanmar women refugee project, in which a prototype of a support system to empower Myanmar women will be developed.
She has also received a grant through the Ed Cline Faculty Development Awards (Faculty Senate) to advance knowledge of forced migration for teaching and research purposes through collaboration with international academics, practitioners, and policy makers. She accomplished this by her competitive selection and active participation in the International Summer School in Forced Migration at Oxford University, England in 2014. In 2016, she once again received the Ed Cline Faculty Development Award to continue furthering her professional development in the area of conceptualization of multidimensional poverty underpinned by Sen’s Capability Theory at the Summer School of Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in Beijing, China.
Dr. Noyori-Corbett worked with the US State Department both in 2017 and 2019 for the projects titled “Diplomacy Lab”. She designed and initiated the first-time research-based class in which MSW students could apply research skills they obtained as a pre-requisite for a large-scale research project. For the inaugural class held in the fall of 2017, she developed an elective class titled: “Refugee Resettlement and Social Work” for MSW students. She was able to receive funding for this class for students. In 2019, she awarded the Diplomacy Lab again and designed the course titled “VAW: Victim-Centered Approach” for MSW students. Students successfully developed a strategic plan and an educational toolkit to submit to the U.S. Embassy in Thailand to be used in workshops for the Royal Thai Police Department.
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