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Six Fulbright Alumni Appointed Vice Chancellors

Top (left to right): Dr. Kanwal Ameen, Dr. Naveed Ahmad, and Dr. Syed Habib Bukhari. Bottom (left to right): Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Dr. Zahir Shah, and Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman.

Top (left to right): Dr. Kanwal Ameen, Dr. Naveed Ahmad, and Dr. Syed Habib Bukhari.
Bottom (left to right): Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Dr. Zahir Shah, and Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman.

USEFP would like to congratulate the following Fulbright alumni who have recently been inducted as Vice Chancellors:

Dr. Kanwal Ameen, University of Home Economics, Lahore

Dr. Ameen is an award-winning teacher, author, and researcher who pursued her post-doctoral studies in library science at the University of Missouri in 2010. Before her appointment at the University of Home Economics, she served as the chairperson of the Department of Information Management at the University of the Punjab for nine years. She is also the chief editor for the Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries.

Dr. Naveed Ahmad, Emerson University, Multan

Dr. Ahmad pursued his pre-doctoral studies in English from the University of Pittsburgh on a Fulbright scholarship in 2003 and completed his post-doc at Cambridge University in the UK. His Fulbright project was in the field of Language and Law. Before taking charge as VC at Emerson University, he served as chair of the English department at Bahauddin Zakariya University, a position he retains to this day.

Dr. Syed Habib Bukhari, Kohsar University, Murree

Dr. Habib studied microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania as a Fulbright scholar in 2016. Prior to his appointment at Kohsar University, he was a professor at COMSATS University in Islamabad and played a significant role in setting up the Department of Biosciences there. During this time, he served the department in various capacities and established multiple national and international collaborations with top universities.

Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, FATA University, KPK

Dr. Khan studied psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007 on a Fulbright scholarship. Before his latest appointment, he chaired the Department of Psychology at the University of Peshawar and served as VC at the University of Swat.

Dr. Khan has many research papers to his name and has developed various educational and psychological tests. He is deeply committed to bringing change in the FATA region through education.

Dr. Zahir Shah, University of Chitral, KPK

Dr. Shah pursued his post-doc in soil microbiology at Colorado State University as a Fulbright scholar in 2003.  He also has doctoral and post-doctoral degrees from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in the UK.

Dr. Shah has authored 146 research papers, served as the dean for the Faculty of Crop Production Sciences at the University of Agriculture in Peshawar, and as the principal investigator for 15 national and international projects. He is the first ever VC of the University of Chitral.

Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman, University of Balochistan, Quetta

Dr. Rehman is a Fulbright alum who studied public policy at a pre-doctoral level at Rutgers University in 1999. He has recently been inducted as VC at the University of Balochistan in Quetta.

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