Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Rana, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Governance and Public Management, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), received the Teaching Excellence Award 2016. In the 2015-16 academic year, he taught Contemporary Social Policy Issues in Pakistan (MGMT 263) and Rethinking Policy: Critical Perspectives on Pakistan’s Agricultural Development (MGMT 362).
The former is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the public and nonprofit sectors. It provides a broad overview of policy and management challenges faced by government organisations, NGOs, international aid agencies, and private providers of social services. The latter is aimed at students who want to pursue a career in public policy and management and who have an interest in Pakistan’s agriculture, rural development, food security, and environmental sustainability. Dr. Ahsan will be teaching both courses in the coming academic year. Details on the courses can be found here and here.
Dr. Ahsan is one of the first recipients of this award at SDSB. Starting this year, Scholarship and Teaching Excellence Awards will be given annually to faculty members on the basis of recommendations of Scholarship and Teaching Excellence committees. These awards are a recognition and celebration of faculty members who are contributing towards achieving SDSB’s vision of becoming a leading management school in the region.
Dr. Ahsan began his career in 1990 as an officer of the Civil Service of Pakistan. He completed his Master of Economics from Islamia University in Bahawalpur in 2000 then went to Australia and and completed another Masters in Social Planning and Development from the University of Queensland in 2003. He later pursued his PhD in Development studies from the University of Melbourne in 2010. Read more about him here.