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Dr. Mohammed Rashiduzzaman (1973-2013),
"Dr. Rashid" or "Dr. Zaman," received his B.A. (Hons) (1956) and M.A. (1957) in Political Science from the University of Dhaka, (Bangladesh) and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Durham, England (1964) where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He was the co-winner of the Lord Champion Prize of the British Hansard Society for his Ph.D. dissertation. Then he went back to his teaching position at the University of Dhaka, and came to Columbia University, New York as a Ford Foundation funded visiting senior fellow for his post-doctoral work in international studies.
Dr. Rashiduzzaman has been teaching at Glassboro/Rowan since 1973. Besides the Introduction to Government and Politics, which is a general education requirement course that Political Science Department offers, he teaches Comparative Politics, International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Contemporary World Problems and Asian Politics in his areas of specialization. He has authored five books, and frequently contributes to refereed journals, and newspapers. He has received several research grants and also stinted as a short-term consultant for a number of international development projects funded by the United Nations and the World Bank. Dr. Rashiduzzaman received a senior Fulbright fellowship in 1995 to teach and research in Almaty, Kazakhstan.In 1998, he had the rare distinction of simultaneously receiving the "Wall of Fame for Excellence in teaching" and "Excellence in Scholarship for exceptional efforts in the pursuit of scholarly activities."