Dr. Ansar Ahmed comes to BRAC University after serving with Booz Allen Hamilton, a Strategy and Technology Consulting firm in the United States. He worked in Performance Management projects and was the Lead for the Analytics and Simulation & Modeling teams for the US Department of Defense. Dr. Ahmed’s most recent academic position was to serve as the Associate Vice-President for Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.
He is a Sociologist by training, and has a Ph.D. from the University of Akron, Ohio. He received his Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Akron as well, and his Undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Dr. Ahmed has served in several capacities throughout his professional career, starting out as a professor and a researcher, and in more recent years, working in university administration, and in management consultancy. Prior to assuming the position at University of the District of Columbia, he was the Associate Dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Before that, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Baldwin-Wallace College (now University) in Berea, Ohio.
As a tactical and strategic manager in university administration, Dr. Ahmed developed expertise in program assessment and evaluation, monitoring academic standards, curricular development, enrollment management and retention efforts, and in coordinating and resolving competing needs within the institution. In his role as Associate Provost, Dr. Ahmed planned, managed, oversaw, and directed the University’s institutional research and institutional effectiveness agenda.
As a professor, he taught courses in research methodology, applied sociological research, social inequalities, and global issues. His research is focused on community development issues, with a specific concentration on gender empowerment and human development.
Dr. Ahmed won the Strosacker Award for Teaching Excellence at Baldwin-Wallace, and was recognized by Ohio Magazine with an Excellence in Education award. He has presented his research in several international conferences, and has publications in academic journals and edited books.