Professor Mohammed Sharif, Ph.D.
Former/Ex. Dean, School of Business Administration
Dr. Mohammed Sharif has a B.A. (Hons.) and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Dhaka and an M.A. in Political Economy and Ph.D. with Distinction from Boston University. He taught at the University of Chittagong before going to the United States of America for higher studies. After completing his studies at Boston University, he joined the University of Rhode Island, USA where he taught for 22 years as Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. His specialty is Economic Development. During his tenure at the University of Rhode Island, Professor Sharif has published numerous scholarly articles in professional international journals. In addition he has published two scholarly books both published by Ashgate Publishers. He also has presented his works in various professional conferences including annual meetings of the American Economic Association and World Congress of the Econometric Society. He has been a regular speaker at various public forums and TV and radio talk shows, and has been interviewed by many newspapers. Moreover, he used to organize an annual conference at the University of Rhode regularly.
After taking early retirement from the University of Rhode Island, Professor Sharif joined East West University as its Vice Chancellor in 2007 and successfully served it for four years. For his contribution to education during his long career, Dr. Sharif won many awards. Among them, Best B-School Award by CMO Asia held in Singapore in 2010 and Global Award by World Education Congress held in 2012 in Mumbai are his latest recognitions.