Dr. Houshmand taught at the National University of Iran for twelve years, where she developed their culture and ideology curriculum. Havva has lived, studied, and taught in many countries, including Iran, Holland, England, and France. Currently she is a full-time faculty member at the Albuquerque TVI Community College, teaching humanities and cultural studies, comparative religion, and race and ethnicity in biomedical ethics. Havva has also taught about Middle Eastern cultures at the University of New Mexico. She is the founder of a cross-cultural consulting partnership, Culture Alive, offering workshops on cross-cultural ministry and counseling with emigrants. She also served on the Wellesley College S.E.E.D. project on inclusive curriculum in Albuquerque public schools.