Dr. Abu Wahid
Abu N. M. Wahid is a professor in the department of economics and finance at Tennessee State University. He is the editor of the Journal of Developing Areas, a journal of international repute since 1966. Over the last several years, he has published SIX books as author, editor, and co-editor. His book (Ed) Frontiers of Economics: Nobel Laureates of the Twentieth Century, published by Greenwood Press of America is acquired by many major libraries around the world. His first book (Ed) The Grameen Bank: Poverty Relief in Bangladesh is widely cited and was used as text on microlending at Hartwick College of New York. In addition, he has made about sixty publications in the form of refereed journal articles and book chapters. Professor Wahid successfully negotiated the terms and conditions of an academic exchange agreement between Tennessee State University and Darul Ihsan University of Bangladesh in the late 1990s. He spent the summer of 1997 in Bangladesh as a Fulbright scholar. He received research grants from the Japan Foundation, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Eastern Illinois University and Tennessee State University. He is the recipient of faculty excellence awards for research from Tennessee State University, Eastern Illinois University, and the College of Business at Tennessee State University. He has delivered invited lectures at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; The University of Pretoria, South Africa; University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; Deakin and Wollongong Universities, Australia; University of Thessally, Greece; Institut National de Demographiques, France; and Strathclyde University of Scotland, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies and Nanzan University, Japan, Tamkang University and Cheng Kung National University,Taiwan. He visited Malawi and Tunisia in connection with collaborative research projects between TSU and its foreign counterparts in 2002. He gave seminars at the Southeast University and North South University of Bangladesh and a Keynote/Plenary addresses at Terenggunau Technical University in November 26-28, in 2008, in Malaysia, Universidad De Zamboanga, Zamboanga City, the Philippines, October 5-7 in 2009, and at Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan, on June 11, 2010. He organized a one day international workshop on development at the University of Venice, Italy. He examined more than a dozen Ph.D. dissertations as external examiner for the universities of Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.