LUMS Honours Six Outstanding Teachers With ‘Professor Emeritus’ Title
For the first time, LUMS has conferred the title of ‘Professor Emeritus’ to six professors for their exemplary service and contributions to the University.
Dr. Anjum Nasim from the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Dr. Arif Zaman from the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering were recognised. In addition, Dr. Anwar Khurshid, Dr. Jamshed H. Hasan Khan, Dr. Ehsan Ul Haque and Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan from the Suleman Dawood School of Business are part of the inaugural cohort which will receive the prestigious title. All were officially celebrated at the convocation ceremony on June 3, 2021.
Each Professor has a longstanding history with LUMS, and has played pivotal roles in shaping the institution to what it has become today. “LUMS has benefited greatly from the leadership and efforts of these outstanding individuals. I hope they will continue to provide and guide wisdom to the LUMS community and help take the University to greater heights. They are role models for the rest of the faculty,” said Syed Babar Ali, Founding Pro Chancellor of LUMS.
Meanwhile, congratulating the cohort, Rector, LUMS, Mr. Shahid Hussain commented, “The commitment of these individuals towards the mission to set up a university par excellence was exemplary and inspiring. This group comprises of dedicated teachers who also had a passion to advance the University’s growth and their students’ learning. Please accept my sincere congratulations on receiving this honour in recognition of your distinguished career. Your hard work and dedication has helped shape this institution into what it is today. You will always be cherished members of the LUMS family.”
“When we started LUMS over three decades ago, we believed it was going to be a difficult journey. It actually turned out to be a wonderful adventure. This was in large part due to the exceptional contribution and service of these individuals who are being given the honorary position of Professor Emeritus. My sincere congratulations to them. We are forever indebted to them,” said Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Pro Chancellor, LUMS.
Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad added, “A lifetime of exemplary scholarship, teaching and service is personified by each of our emeritus professors. On behalf of the LUMS community, faculty colleagues, members of staff, alumni and our students, please accept our sincere gratitude for your contributions. We hope your long association with LUMS will continue as others follow in your footsteps.”
The title of Professor Emeritus not only recognises a long-standing connection with the University but also exemplary service and leadership. We honour these dedicated professors who will always remain cherished members of the LUMS family and offer our heartiest congratulations to them.
LUMS Inaugural Professors Emeriti
Dr. Ehsan Ul Haque currently teaches at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) and has played a pivotal role in the establishment of LUMS. Along with his role of Professor, Dr. Haque has served in a variety of administrative positions over the last thirty years, ending his administrative stint after serving as the Dean of SDSB. His co-authored book, Principles of Marketing: A South Asian Perspective has become a standard undergraduate marketing text in South Asian countries. Dr. Haque has received several accolades from students and executives alike for his engaging style of case-based teaching and for creating an extraordinary network of professionals.
Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan earned his PhD from Stanford and worked for a number of leading Silicon Valley companies before joining the core team to set up LUMS. During his longstanding association with the University, he has served as Dean of SDSB and Vice Chancellor of LUMS from 2001 to 2008. He is also responsible for launching the landmark LUMS scholarship initiative, the National Outreach Programme which recently won global accolades for best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Having joined LUMS in 1986, Dr. Jamshed H. Khan has taught a wide range of courses including Total Quality Management, Operations Strategy, and Statistics. He has also designed and delivered numerous executive education programmes for senior executives of local companies and multinationals, as well as small and medium enterprises. His engaging case-based teaching style and extraordinary bond with alumni has set a very high bar for his colleagues to emulate.
Dr. Anjum Nasim joined LUMS in 1986 and over his 24 years of service at LUMS, he served in several academic and administrative capacities. He served as Professor of Economics from 1991-2010 and was the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2006-08. In 2009, he was appointed as the first Provost of LUMS. Dr. Nasim was also one of the first faculty members to go to McGill University as part of a faculty exchange programme, and it was during his era that research linkages at LUMS were strengthened.
Dr. Arif Zaman joined LUMS in 1994 and served for 22 years on a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics. He was amongst the founding members of the School of Arts and Sciences. He also served as Dean from 2000 to 2002 and was part of the core team that set up the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering. Dr. Zaman’s work has been published in prestigious journals such as the Annals of Applied Probability and Environmental and Ecological Statistics. He is extremely popular with students and colleagues for being an educator and researcher par excellence.
Dr. Anwar Khurshid has been a Professor of Organisation and Technology Management at SDSB, and has held the position of Dean, School of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2006 and Associate Dean of the MBA programme from 1998 to 2000. He designed, developed and conducted several Executive Development Programmes at LUMS as well as for organisations in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and India.