1 Amin U. Sarkar Administrative Positions Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer, North South University, Dhaka, Dean, College of Business & Public Affairs, Alabama A&M University (AAMU), Dean, College of Business & Technology, Black Hills State University (BHSU), SD, Chairman, Dept. of Economics, Finance & Marketing, Georgia College & State University, Chairman, Dept. of Economics, State University of New York at Fredonia, NY, Leadership & Management Training 2006 Executive Leadership and Management Institute at Stanford University, California Cornell University/NY State United University Professions (UUP) Leadership Institute, 2001, New Paltz, New York State University of New York Leadership Institute for Deans and Chairs, 1998, Buffalo, New York Education Ph.D. (1988), University of California, Berkeley Primary Fields: Resource Economics and Economic Development Secondary Field: Comparative Economic Systems M.A. (1983), University of California, Berkeley Major: Economics Leadership Accomplishments Vice Chancellor Role North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh founded in 1993 (the first and only broad-based American-style comprehensive university in South Asia that has all its faculty with overseas graduate degrees primarily from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia) - 18,500 students (14,000 FTE) Led the first reorganization of the university for efficient management and salary revision of faculty and staff. For undergraduate students, in addition to achieving competency in their selected degree discipline/major, I initiated a substantial general education curriculum so that students develop skills in oral, written and electronic communication; critical thinking and analytical abilities; ethical values and social responsibility; understanding of diversity, non-violence and tolerance; teamwork, interpersonal skills and community service; understanding global perspectives & sustainability; healthy life-style, and skills to use information technology. Led curriculum modification of all degree programs and standardized their length of duration to credit hours for master and 120 credit hours (except 130 for engineering & law) from credit hours for 4-year bachelor degrees (except 180 for pharmacy and 150 for architecture), assessment of student learning, and strategic planning at the school and the university levels Initiated the process for both the institutional and program accreditation (ACBSP/AACSB, ABET, NASPAA, CEPH & New England). The ACBSP accreditation achieved in Fall Led the creation of advisory boards of the community and industry leaders, alumni, and students at the school and university levels. Led the substantial rise in the visibility of the university in the region
2 Led the recruitment of overseas faculty & students and study tours of the trustees & deans to top universities in the U.S. (East Coast), Australia and India. Increased student enrolment by about 30 % in two years and placed many students in the top graduate schools including Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Oxford and Cambridge. Spearheaded the development of several new programs e.g. law, entrepreneurship, teacher education, technology management, e-business, supply chain management, criminal justice, ethics and social responsibility, organization communication, homeland security, pharmaceutical business, healthcare administration, and media studies. Dean and Department Chair Role Managed faculty appointments, re-appointments, promotions, tenure decisions, and professional development programs. Supported assessment, accreditation, and continuous quality improvement of academic programs, and planning, budgeting, and efficiency initiatives Brought substantial positive changes by significantly growing student enrolment; leading review of academic programs and making modifications of the offerings including program addition and deletion; leading assessment of student learning and curriculum modifications; promoting diversity and globalization; increasing faculty research productivity; raising funds and grant amounts; building partnerships with the government, business and community leaders; and using the latest academic technology. Increased student enrolment of my college/school and department by 20%-30%, retention and timely graduation, internship, study abroad, community service, club activity, and learning (significant rise in ETS test scores of seniors), and job placement. Outreached to the alumni, business and community leaders; led grants, contracts, and donation campaigns resulting in $250,000 and $6.00 million when served as chair and dean respectively. Fostered transparency and shared governance of faculty and student leadership, undergraduate research and experiential learning through internship and co-op opportunities, study abroad, community service; and ethical values and social responsibility. Initiated several new programs including the first online degree(s) at AAMU and BHSU, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, logistics & supply chain management, health care administration, and applied science. Led the creation of executive and community leaders, alumni, and student advisory boards for my colleges. Led strategic planning and prepared two schools for AACSB accreditation and actively participated in the re-accreditation process of another business school. I initiated and led the process for the AACSB s initial accreditation of the BHSU business programs. Participated in NCATE re-accreditation at AAMU. Participated in the institutional re-accreditation of three of the six U.S. regional commissions for accreditation such as SACS, North Central, and Middle States. Recruited international students and established several exchange programs with overseas universities. Developed, defended and managed college and department budgets Successful in recruiting and retaining faculty in all departments and colleges. I took extra initiatives for faculty and staff development. Promoted diversity, globalization and sustainability in all institutions
3 Delegations and Conferences Travelled extensively in all the continents for professional and academic conferences, seminars and meetings. Led delegations of the NSU trustees to several universities of the U.S., South Asia, South East Asia, Australia and China. Examples include conferences of the global Confucius Institutes at Xiamen, and the Asian and European University Rectors (Presidents and Vice Chancellors) Conference in Guangzhou, China. As Dean, participated in several conferences and delegations: o o o Faculty Positions Delegations of the U.S. business school leaders and faculty to Sub-Saharan Africa and Indonesia sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Department of Education. Among 60 business Deans from around the world who participated in the first symposium on social responsibility addressed by the U.N. Secretary General held at its headquarters in New York. Assisted Tashkent State Economic University, Uzbekistan in its curriculum modification of the undergraduate and graduate programs during its transition from the Soviet system. Tenured Full Professor of Economics Dept. of Finance and Economics, College of Business & Public Affairs, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL, Present Tenured Full Professor of Economics Dept. of Accounting &Economics, College of Business & Technology, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, Tenured Full Professor of Economics Dept. of Economics, Finance & Marketing, The J. Whitney Bunting School of Business, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA, Tenured Full &Assoc. and tenure-track Asst. Professor Dept. of Economics, State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia, NY, <As a faculty union leader and a senator both at the campus and the state level, served on the statewide governance & operations committees of the SUNY Senate & the UUP s budget committee>. Lecturer (Full-time) -Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley, CA, Other Positions Fulbright Professor, Faculty of Business, Tashkent State Economic University, Uzbekistan, Fall 1997 and Summer Visiting Assoc. & Asst. Professor Dept. of Economics, University of California at Berkeley, Summer Sessions Lecturer (part-time) Dept. of Economics, San Jose State University, California, Graduate Student Instructor Dept. of Economics, University of California at Berkeley, <Recipient of outstanding teaching award> Teaching and Research Teaching Areas Economic Principles, Intermediate Theory, Economic Development, Natural Resource & Environment Economics, Managerial Economics, and Money & Banking
4 Research Interests - Sustainable Dev., Exchange Rates, Third World Debt, and Resource Policy Served as reviewer for overseas Ph.D. dissertations Served on editorial boards for several global academic journals including AIMS International Journal of Management, Journal of Economics, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, International Journal of Energy and Environment, and International Journal of Development Management. Served as a reviewer for journals: Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Economics, Energy- the International Journal, Journal of Canadian Development Studies, Contemporary Policy Issues, Society and Natural Resources, Resource Management and Optimization, Indian Journal of Business and Economics, International Journal of Energy and Environment, and AIMS International Journal of Management. PUBLICATIONS Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the Corporate World, and Economic Incentives for Developing Countries (with J. Swinton). International Journal of Global Business and Economics 2:3: 1-13 (2010). The Effect of Exchange Rate Disequilibrium and International Financial Integration on Emerging Economies (with T. Amor). International Journal of Economics and Finance1(2) August 2009 Exchange Rates Misalignment and Economic Growth (with T. Amor).Indian Journal of Economics and Business 8(1) June 2009 Financial Integration and Real Exchange Rate Volatility: Evidence from South and South East Asia (with T. Amor), International Journal of Business and Management 3(1), January 2008 The Benefits of the Kyoto Protocols to Developing Countries (with John Swinton). Environment, Development and Sustainability; 10(6): , Springer, Netherlands, Accepted: 20 December 2006 Political economy of sustainable development of Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Studies 4(2) 24-36, Pennsylvania State University. Trading emissions: The Kyoto protocol. Proceedings of the annual conference of the International Trade & Finance Association, May 2002, Bangkok, Thailand. Structural adjustment programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies. 19(4)43-56; December Foreign direct investment in Malaysia s economic growth up to mid-90s (with Lynn Jangjan). Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies 17(4)59-75; Sustainability, sustainable development and forest resources. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 5(1998) Elsevier. Solar box cookers: towards a decentralized sustainable energy strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa (with Ellie Carmody). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 1(1997) Pergamon/Elsevier Sustainable development of India. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 4(1997) Elsevier.
5 Sustainable development and technology. The Environmentalist 17, (1997) Chapman and Hall. China s central bank and efficiency. (with Amy Chi). China Report - the Journal of East Asian Studies 33:1(1997) Sage Publications. Sustainable development of forest resources in industrialized countries (with William McKillop). Agricultural Economics 14(1996) Journal of the International Agricultural Economic Association. Sustainable agricultural development. Economic Planning in Free Societies 32(1): Academic Publishing Co., Canada. Sustainable development of hydroelectric power. (with Serkan Karagoz). Energy - The International Journal 20(10): Elsevier. Economic parameters for resource policy analysis in developing countries (with William McKillop). Journal of Environmental Management 40(4): Academic Press Limited. Debt relief for environment: experience and issues. Journal of Environment and Development 3(1): University of California, San Diego. Sustainable agricultural development in the third world. Abstract in the Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on Society and Resource Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Modeling timber supply: resources and management regimes. (with William McKillop). Journal of Environmental Management 38(1): 1-11, Academic Press Limited. A possible solution to tropical troubles: debt-for-nature swaps. (with Karen Ebbs). Futures, the journal of forecasting, planning and policy 24(7), 1992 Oxford, UK. Butterworth-Heinmann. Normative supply modeling and forest policy analysis in a developing economy. (With William McKillop). The Journal of World Forest Resource Management 6(2), A B Academic Publishers, UK. An economic model of renewable resource development in the third world. The Journal of Economics, XVII, Economic efficiency and ecological considerations in resource development policies. (with William McKillop). Ecological Economics, 4(1991) The Journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics. Elsevier Science Publications. Optimal resource allocation in timber production. Resource Management and Optimization, volume 9 (1) Harwood Academic Publishers. Debt relief for environment. Abstract in Development 1993:4 Journal of the Society for International Development. Modeling timber resources in densely populated developing countries. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Third Interdisciplinary Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 1990.
6 Social forestry for development: an economic enquiry. In the Third Symposium on Social Science in Resource Management Proceedings, Texas A & M University, College Station, May Book Chapters Minimizing the Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Developing Countries in Globalization and Development: Country Experiences. Nova Science Publishers, Inc New York, ISBN Political economy of sustainable development in Bangladesh in Political Culture in Bangladesh: Perspectives and Analyses The University Press Ltd., ISBN Inefficiency in resource management and its environmental repercussions in Economy of Bangladesh-Problems and Prospects Greenwood Publishing, Westport, CT. Membership American Economic Association, , , International Management Development Association (IMDA), AIMS International The Association of Indian Management Scholars, International Institute for Development Studies, Eastern Economic Association, , International Trade & Finance Association, Missouri Valley Economic Association, Western Economic Association International, Global Awareness Society International, Association of Indian Economic Studies, , Resource Modeling Association, DETAILS ARE IN MY 25-PAGE CV