Karma Basha

A photo of Karma Basha

Part-Time Lecturer

Social Work

319 Marshall


[email protected]


  • MSW, Eastern Michigan University
    • Masters in Social work , area of concentration Gerontology
    • Certificate in Gerontology
  • BSW, Eastern Michigan University


Karma became a Part Time Lecturer at Eastern Michigan University in 2019.

Karma worked as a full time grief support service manager/social worker at Arbor Hospice since 2011-2018.

In 2017 Karma joined ILearn as a board member. ILearn has the mission “To promote an inclusive academic environment with accurate, culturally relevant, and holistic resources hence to educate non-Muslim communities about Islam.” Karma has presented to several organizations and provided education to many communities in Michigan.

In 2016 Karma did All State training at Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan for social workers and spiritual care teams to culturally sensitive clients and patients.

Karma is one of the founders of the bilingual (Arabic) First Steps Washtenaw Program. She served as parent educator for fourteen years. The program provided education to parents about their children development and administrated intellectual, emotional, and language evaluation at early stages of development. 

She serves as a board member of the non-profit organization; SIDRA Foundation. It is an educational organization that is dedicated to empower women through all spheres of life.  Karma has published a paper about the “Arabic clients”. She has been presenting numerous presentations and public speeches for the last seven years about “Islam, Religion and Social Work, Muslim clients in Reflection to social work, Muslim/Arabic culture, and Refugees in the United States, How to support Muslim Women in the shelters”. Her audiences have included social workers, legal councils, teachers, students, and member of community at large. 

Karma is also a certified Doula. She has also provided and developed training manuals at the Child Care Network for bilingual caregivers and worked at Glacial Hills rehab center as a social worker.


  • SWRK 251 Self Assessment for Profession of Social Work
  • SWRK 450 Social Work Practice with Women and Girls


  • Bridging the Gap
  • Women in Islam
  • Arabic and Muslim women in Shelters
  • Men from Mars and Women from Venus
  • Who am I?
  • Arabs and Muslims in Health Care
  • Refugees Issues
  • Arabs and Mental Health