Dr. Musabbir Chowdhury
Dr. Chowdhury brings over twenty years of background in higher education, entrepreneurship, and management activities. In recent years, he has been successful as an academic executive, business consultant, professor, and researcher. He added value in these roles by leading institutions, developing innovative curricula and programs, producing consulting reports, writing case studies, integrating business and educational technologies and exploring applied research and partnership opportunities.
In his current role as the dean at Fleming College, he provides vision and leadership to the School of Business and Information Technology, and the School of Continuing Education. Previously as the founding director of the Productivity and Innovation Lab (Pi Lab) at Niagara College, he led the business consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises across Ontario, build collaborative activities among industry, government, and academia, and conduct applied research in the area of Canadian productivity, intelligent technology ecosystem, and strategic innovation. Dr. Chowdhury also served as the Vice President Academic of Portage College in Alberta, where he worked closely with the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education and the Board of the College to provide academic and technology leadership across Northeastern Alberta.
His academic background includes Bachelor and Master of Aeronautical Engineering degrees from the National Aviation University in Ukraine, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media from Sheridan College (Oakville, Canada), a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Walden University (Minnesota, U.S.) an MBA from Ivey Business School of Western University (London, Canada), a Master-Certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University (U.S.), and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Stanford University. In addition, he attended INSEAD’s Blue Ocean Strategy Institute (France) and Cambridge Judge Business School (U.K) for professional development.
Dr. Chowdhury is the author of ‘Four Pillars of Productivity’ (4PoP) framework. He lives in the Greater Toronto Area. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, oil painting, flying, wine making, and spending time with family and friends.