About Maryam Torbati, Ph.D. Brain Unlimited Pro
Maryam Torbati, Ph.D. instructor and research consultant


Maryam Torbati has 25 years of practical teaching experience from kindergarten through 12th grade. For 40 years she has worked as a part-time undergraduate and graduate professor at several colleges and universities across California.

Dr. Torbati has also taught an assortment of educational courses including brain research, learning theories, multicultural education, race relations, cultural and social foundations, CLAD courses, SADIE courses and Curriculum Development. In addition, Dr. Torbati has conducted numerous workshops and presentations in organizations including TESOL, CATESOL, CUE and the Reading Project Conference.

For the last 27 years she has stayed on the cutting edge in education by attending workshops and conferences on brain-based learning and multiple intelligences to help enhance her presentations. She teaches professional development courses at several universities in California and is available for consulting on research projects, and coaching.


  • Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Behavior, United States International University San Diego, CA (1980)
    Area of Concentration: Education Administration, with a strong background in psychology/ counseling and human behavior .
    Dissertation Research: Job and Retirement Satisfaction Among Faculty Members of Public and Private Universities
  • M.A. in Education, Chapman College, Orange, CA (1977)
    Area of Concentration: Educational System Management (Educational Administration) and Educational Psychology
  • B.A., University of Portland and Portland State University Portland, OR (1976)
    Area of Concentration: Art History with a minor in math and art education
  • Continuing Education: attendee of Learning & the Brain Symposium at Harvard University for 11 years

Community College Teaching Credentials

  • Basic skills
  • English as a Second Language (E.S.L.)
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Education

Single Subject Credentials

  • Social Sciences (History, Geography, Family Living)
  • Mathematics (Basic, Regular and Advance).
  • Kindergarten through 12th grade and adult classes - California
  • TESOL Training, L.E.P. and Bilingual Qualifications (Techniques and methods of teaching to multi-cultural students)
  • Language Development Specialist (LDS) and CLAD

Multiple Subject Credentials

  • Kindergarten through 12th grade and adult classes – California
  • Administrative Credential - California
  • Pupil Personnel Services (Counseling) - California
  • School Psychologist (Counseling and Testing) - California
  • Emergency Special Education – California (Completed 5 courses)
  • Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling License - California
  • Finishing 10 courses in counseling, therapy, and 3000 hours of clinical practicum

Professional Affiliations

Fresno Pacific University
Brandman University Chapman University System
University of California at Davis
Dominican University of CA
Alliant International University
Fresno State University
University of California at Irvine
University of California at San Diego
California State Bakersfield
California State East Bay

Speaker & Presenter

  • 2008 Learning & the Brain Conference
  • Central Valley Christian Molokan School
  • Arts Initiative
  • St. John Baptist Catholic Church
  • Lausanne Collegiate School
  • Pinewood School
  • Saint Simon Parish School
  • U.S. Department of Interior, Reclamation
  • Bureau Marshall Putnam Tri County Special Education Cooperative
  • Casa Ramona Academy / San Bernardino Charter School
  • Coalinga-Huron Joint Unified School District
  • Columbus Bilingual Academy
  • Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School
  • Glendora Unified School District
  • Cincinnati Speech and Reading School
  • University of California at Davis
  • California Association for Bilingual Education, Statewide Conference 2008
  • California Technology Assistance Project’s 2008 Educational Technology Conference
Maryam Torbati wtih Dr. Marian Diamond

Maryam Torbati is shown here at the Learning & Brain Conference at Harvard University with Dr. Marian Diamond (rt) who was the Head of Neuroscience at UC Berkeley

Maryam Torbati with Dr. Jim Cummings

Dr. James Cummins, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto professor who works on language and literacy development of ESL learners.

Maryam Torbati with Judy Willis

With Dr. Judy Willis, a board-certified neurologist and an adjunct faculty member at UC Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education.

Maryam Torbati with Pat Wolfe

Dr. Torbati with consultant and trainer Dr. Pat Wolfe, one of the pioneers of applying neuroscience research to classroom practice.

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