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Prior to his current role as Vice Chancellor  LUMS, Dr.  Arshad Ahmad served as Vice Provost, Teaching  and  Learning, and Director of the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University in Canada. He is also Chair of Teaching and Learning Canada, former President of Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and former Vice President of International Consortium of Educational Developers. Dr. Ahmad completed his MBA and later PhD in Educational Psychology at McGill University, won a lifetime 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 1992 and was a professor of finance at Concordia and McMaster Universities. His research interests are in student evaluations of teaching, approaches to teaching, teaching philosophies and student partnerships.

Honours and Awards

McMaster Global Teaching Excellence Award by the Higher Education Academy in partnership with Times Higher Education in Edinburgh, Scotland

2008, 2009, 2010
Professor of the Year, EMBA, IEDC Bled School of Management, Slovenia

Provost’s Circle of Excellence, inducted for longtime contributions to academia, career achievements and external recognition, Concordia University