Dr. Munir Quddus is the dean of the College of Business at Prairie View A&M University and professor of economics. Dr. Quddus has taught Managerial Economics; survey of economics; Theories and Policies of Economic Development (Vanderbilt University, Graduate Program 1990); Corporate Finance & Macroeconomic Theory (The Economic Institute, Boulder, CO, 1988,1989), at the graduate level and has taught Leadership and Ethics in Business; Macro and Microeconomic Principles; Macroeconomic Theory (Upper Division);International Trade (Upper Division); Economic Development (Upper Division, graduate); Statistics (undergraduate); Public Finance (upper division); History of Economic Thought; Business Statistics (North South University, 1993), Intermediate Macro Theory (NSU, Spring 1996) at the undergraduate level.
Dean Quddus serves as the Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center, PVAMU, and as the Executive Director of the Center for International Business Education, PVAMU. He chaired the Search Committee for the Associate Provost and Associate VPAA, PVAMU. He serves on the Waller County Economic Development Partnership Board, and is a member of City of Prairie View Economic Development focus group. He has extensive experience in the area of international business including building partnerships with overseas universities. Since 2006, he has served on the board of advisors for the Center for International Business, Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University. In 2008, he completed the Management Leadership program (MLE) for senior administrators in higher education offered by the College of Education, Harvard University.
Among Dr. Quddus recent awards, is his nomination by PVAMU Students for Choice Award “Dean of the Year” in 2010. He received the Sydney L. & Sadelle Berger Faculty Community Service Award, University of Southern Indiana in 2000; the Dean’s Excellence in Research Award in the School of Business for years 2000, 1998, 1991, 1990; the Senior Fulbright Faculty Fellowship (1993) and a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies: he has co-authored several books including, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development: The Remarkable Story of Garment Exports from Bangladesh published in 2000, and Recreating the Commons: NGOs in Bangladesh, co-edited and published in 2008.
Dr. Quddus received his Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University. His thesis was titled “Rational Speculative Bubble in the Food Markets: The Bangladesh Famine of 1974.” He received his M.A. in Economics, from Vanderbilt University and earned a B.S. (Honors) in Economics from Dhaka University in 1978. Dr. Quddus is married with two children.