Nur Aidah Rashid

Nur Aidah Rashid
Graduate College Ambassador
(269) 387-8207
Mailing address: 
Graduate Student Association
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5242 USA
  • Master of Education in evaluation and measurement, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2008.
  • Bachelor of Science in human development, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, 2002.
  • Human Development, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, 1999.
  • Teaching basic interior design, Technical Teachers College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004.

Nur Aidah Rashid is a current Ph.D. candidate in evaluation, measurement, and research in the department of educational leadership research and technology at Western Michigan University. She is interested in the impact of guessing on psychometrics, with a particular focus on Item Response Theory. Rashid intends to combine a research of 360 degrees of creative view of art therapy and measurement. Rashid seeks to fill the gap in guessing on psychometrics within the lens of an art therapy and measurement.


Rashid is passionate about research. In 2017, she earned a travel grant from the department of educational leadership, research, and technology at Western. Rashid also received a travel grant from the Dean’s Office, College of Education and Human Development here at  WMU. In addition, Rashid is a certified teacher with experience in elementary, middle, and high school, and college-level courses. In 2010, Rashid was awarded as an Outstanding Employee of SMK Sinar Bintang High School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


In 2000, Rashid was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant in Malaysia's armed forces. Her leadership, interpersonal and communication skills qualified her to be one of the communication circle leaders for the Center for English Language & Culture for International Students, and as a peer educator of the WMU Theatre for Community Health. With her experiences, Rashid is comfortable with supporting and executing a range of projects and programs, particularly graduate programs, student life, general WMU activities, and other resources such as the Sindecuse and the Disability Services.

Rashid enjoys cooking, drawing, learning new languages and doing something challenging every day. She welcomes all WMU graduate students to reach out to her for guidance during the 2018-19 academic year.