Dr. Golam M. Mathbor is a Full Professor in the School of Social Work at Monmouth University (MU), West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. He served as the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at MU from July 2006 through June 30, 2014. He is the founding Chair of the Dept. of Philosophy, Religion, and interdisciplinary Studies and served as its Chair for two terms for the period2007-2010 and 2013-2016. Currently, he is serving as President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), and as a Member, Board of Directors of the Council on American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), USA. He is also serving as Advisor of Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society-MU Chaptersince 2005.
Prof. Mathbor served as Vice-President and President of the Canadian Association for the study of International Development (CASID) from 2000-2001 and 2001-2002respectively. Also, he served as Vice President and Associate Secretary-General of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) from 2008-2013and 2004-2008 respectively. For the academic year 2003-2004, He served as Chairof the Faculty Senate of MU. Also, He served as Coordinator of the MSW Programin International and Community Development Concentration at MU from July 1,2000 to June 30, 2006. During his leadership, this cutting edge master’sprogram received a national award for being the best program for its splendidrecord of incorporating global components in the curriculum from the Council onSocial Work Education, the accreditation organization for social work educationin the USA. He worked as Project Coordinator for “Developing International SocialWork Education and Curricula: An Educational Partnership between MU and theHigher School of Social Work and Social Pedagogics ATTISTIBA, Riga, Latvia” aproject financed by the U.S. Department of State. Also, He served as a Memberof the Global Social Work Education Commission of the US Council on Social WorkEducation (CSWE) from July 1, 2004-June 30, 2010.
Prof. Mathbor is the founding President of the Long Branch Concordance, a 501c (3) nonprofit community service organization in the state of New Jersey serving in the City of Long Branch. During the course of his decades-long career, he has visited 58countries mostly on official assignments delivering keynote addresses, conference presentations, chairing various conferences and conducting international research projects. In 2006, he was awarded Leadership Award bythe Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society. In 2007, he was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award by the Global Understanding Project at MU. In2012, he was awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Phi Eta Sigma NationalFreshman Honor Society. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Dept. of Political Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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