Dr. Munir Quddus

Dean Munir QuddusDr. Munir Quddus has been appointed Associate Provost of the Prairie View A&M University Northwest Houston Center.  While continuing to serve as dean of the PVAMU College of Business, Dr. Quddus will be leading the efforts to increase enrollment and sustainable program offerings at the Northwest Houston Center.

Dr. Munir Quddus has served as the dean of the PVAMU College of Business since fall 2001.

Under Dr. Quddus’ leadership, the college received initial accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in spring 2006, a hallmark of excellence attained only by 10% of the business schools globally.  During his 12 years as dean, the number of faculty and program options, including a new master of science in accounting, online MBA and an executive MBA has grown substantially.

A native of Bangladesh, Quddus earned his Ph.D in economics from Vanderbilt University.  He has worked in higher education for nearly 30 years teaching at the University of Southern Indiana, the Economic Institute in Boulder, Colorado, Vanderbilt University, and the North South University – the first private university in Bangladesh which he helped establish in 1993.

Dr. Quddus is sought out for his expertise in his field of research which includes economic development, history of economic ideas and macroeconomics.  His research on entrepreneurs in the Bangladesh’s multi-billion dollar garment export industry, recently led to interviews for an article published in The New York Times and on National Public Radio’s Planet Money.  He has published one book and co-edited three others.

Quddus is President of the Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) – a research think tank and policy advocacy group – and recently served on an expert panel at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC.  He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies, the only scholarly journal in the US devoted to Bangladesh Studies.

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