Knar Sagherian

Knar Sagherian

Assistant Professor


Dr. Sagherian earned her PhD from the University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland. She received her MSN (nursing administration) and BSN degrees from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Dr. Sagherian teaches in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. Her areas of interest in teaching are research methods and advanced quantitative analyses.

Dr. Sagherian’s research is in occupational safety and health. She focuses on worker fatigue and sleep deficiency and examines their impact on organizational, health, and safety outcomes. Also, her research focuses on older adult workers with the goal of supporting and prolonging their longevity in the workforce.

Dr. Sagherian employs her developed expertise in measurement and psychometrics, and multilevel modeling statistical methods in her research program. She currently collaborates with researchers from Buffalo NY, Washington DC, Columbus OH, Charlottesville VA and Baltimore MD on several projects related to nurse fatigue and countermeasures, absenteeism, post-retirement work and wellbeing.