Dr. Saliha B. Selman-Adıyaman is a psychologist and researcher. She graduated as valedictorian from the Psychology department at Istanbul Sehir University in Turkey and completed her master's degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She accomplished the memorization of the Quran and earned the official certification at the age of 17.
Dr. Selman currently serves as a researcher at the Khalil Center, where she focuses on the development of comprehensive community and professional educational programs and co-leads the character development project. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in various academic institutions. Central to her research is a profound focus on the effects of early experiences on brain development and behavioral patterns in children. Her research specifically examines the interplay between parenting styles and early-life experiences, elucidating their role in shaping the cognitive and behavioral development of young children.