The authority of Eastern University (EU) has appointed Prof. Tahmina Ahmed, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, as the Dean and Professor, Faculty of Arts of EU.
Prof. Ahmed has brilliant academic achievements to her credit. She completed her M.A. in English from the University of Hawaii, USA in 1984 under the East-West Center Award Scholarship. Prof. Ahmed has about 37 years of teaching, research and administrative experience. She has more than 30 research publications in renowned national and international journals. Her main focus of interest is drama and she has translated a number of plays from English to Bangla for local theatre groups. She has directed many plays with students also. Presently, she is doing research on the adivasis of Bangladesh.
Prof. Ahmed was the former Chairperson, Department of English, University of Dhaka; Deputy Sub-project Manager of the HEQEP project in the Dept. of English, University of Dhaka, Member, IQAC SA Entity, Dept. of English, University of Dhaka. She has been Subject Specialist for a number of IQAC review teams; Team Leader, Project: INSPIRE DEWS funded by the British Council, Dhaka and with partner Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK. As team leader of Project INSPIRE DEWS, she has researched and co-authored books on teaching writing to tertiary level students.