The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has announced to appoint Dr. Arshad Ahmad as the next Vice-Chancellor of the university. Dr. Ahmad will assume his Office at the University by the end of August 2018.
Sharing his thoughts on his role at LUMS, Dr. Ahmad said, “It is a great privilege to serve Pakistan’s premier institution and I am excited to work with talented colleagues and the exceptional students“
As Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning at McMaster University for the past five years, Dr. Ahmad has also led Paul MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching, where he has spearheaded several initiatives that continue to enhance McMaster University’s reputation as an international leader in teaching and learning.
Prior to joining McMaster, Dr. Ahmad was Professor of Finance at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and has also taught executive programmes, seminars and led workshops around the world.
In addition to his expertise in Finance, Dr. Ahmad earned an MBA and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from McGill University, Canada, and has focused on curriculum design, online and blended learning, approaches to effective teaching strategies and students as partner programmes.
He continues to serve as Chair of the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Students as Partners and as the Chair of Teaching and Learning Canada. Dr. Ahmad has also led Canada’s Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as its President while also being the Vice President of the International Consortium of Educational Developers. Both these organizations aim to enhance the quality of the student learning experience.
Currently, LUMS ranks amongst the top 50 universities in Asia on QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018. As an institution, it is closing in on being ranked among the top 100 Universities in Asia.