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ICT Accessibility Compliance Specialist

Reno, NV, 89503
March 28, 2018

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Gender: Female,

Date of birth: May 1988,

Country of origin: Iran

Contact Number: +1-775-***-****

Academic Qualification:

[Current] August 2016 – Present

MBA student at College of Business, University of Nevada Reno

University of Malaya, Master of Computer Science, Department of Information System (IS), September 2012 – June 2014, CGPA 4/4.

Islamic Azad University – Qazvin International University, Bachelor of Engineering. Information Technology (IT), September 2006 – June 2010, CGPA 16.41/ 20 or 3.28/4. Areas of Research:

Master Thesis Research: Proposing a framework (Social Media Acceptance Model (SMAM)) for acceptance of Social Media for learning among students in higher education and implementing a prototype ( to support the framework.

Research Topic: Social Media Acceptance Model for learning among university students. Research Adviser: Dr. Vimala A/P Balakrishnan


Bachelor Thesis Research: developing E-business solution for GHAHREMAN magazine corporation, developing GHAHREMANMAG online as an e-commerce solution for online shopping ( Research Adviser: Prof. D. A. T. Haghighat



Working as a Graduate Assistant (IT accessibility specialist) at Student Services, University of Reno Nevada (October 10th – Present).

Member of Information Communication Technology committee at University of Nevada Reno ( August 2016 – Present)

Working as a Research Assistant (RA) during my master’s degree study. Conducting research on specific areas required by my supervisor, mainly our concentration was on using social media for learning and improving it (March 2013 - May 2014, Malaysia).

Manager of Informatics department in GHAHREMAN magazine (February 2009 – May 2011, Iran).

Served as executive manager for conducting national women’s Wushu competition (Martial arts) in Iran for two competitions (2009,2010).


Vimala Balakrishnan, Shiva Pourgholaminejad, Edooware: A Social Media Enabled Tool to Enhance Students’ Online Learning Experiences, (under submission processing by some tier one journals such as “computer and education”, April 2014).

Shiva Pourgholaminejad, Parisa Ahmadpour, Faeze Piri, Mohammad Reza Nami, “E- marketing: benchmarks and patterns”. Conference on Electronic System (Jan 2009 - SHARIF University, Tehran, Iran).

Honors and Awards:

The top student in Information Technology engineering at computer department in Islamic Azad University of Qazvin (2010). CGPA: 3.28/4.

The top student in Computer Science in Information System department in University of Malaya

(2013). CGPA: 4/4.


Section 508 Trusted Tester Program – License number: 300937 – Certified by Department of Homeland Security. Office of Accessible Systems and Technology – 100 hours (2017)

OFAC 056 Section 508 Compliance for Contracting Officer’s Representative and Program and Project Managers (CPPM) – Certified by Office of Accessible Systems and Technology – 10 hours (2017)

Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy – Certified by Ryerson University, Canada.

– 30 hours (2016)

SQL Server 2008 Development & Maintenance – 60 hours (2012)

MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) – 60 hours (2007) Skills:

Software Accessibility Compliance Analyst

Advanced knowledge of working with Assistive technologies: JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver


Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office

Advanced knowledge in IBM SPSS

Database Administration (SQL Server)

IT and software engineering tools: Joomla, Visio, eclipse, ... Sport Activities:

Gold medalist in Iran national Wushu Championship for two consecutive years 2005 and 2006.

Holder of 2nd Dan (silver eagle badge) Wushu grading system since 2006.

Executive member of organizing committees of :

- Isfahan province's Wushu competition 2005

- Yazd province's Wushu competition 2006

- Ghazvin province's Wushu competition 2007

- Zanjan province's Wushu competition 2007

- Tehran province's Wushu competition 2008

Certified Wushu Sanshou judge endorsed in 2007.

Judge at Iranian national Wushu Championship in 2011. Research Interests:

Information Services And E-Learning, Social Media, Information System Research Methodology, (e-Government, e-Learning)

Web Technology

Business Intelligence Services, Collaborative Computing Services, Education And Training Services Social And Community Information Services And Internet (Social Media, Online Social Networking, Social Technology Appropriation)

Marketing management

Computer and education

Scientific data analysis

Human Resource Management

Organization Science and Social business

Knowledge Management


Equal Opportunity

Linguistic Skills:

Fluent in Persian and English Language (International English Language Testing System

(IELTS score: 6.5, December 2014)

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