Our Team

Our Team

Nurul Aman, PhD

Nurul Aman is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, MA with specialization in information economics and knowledge management in information technology. Dr. Aman is a financial economist with over 25 years of teaching experience in economics, economic development, income distribution and money & finance. He earned his PhD from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and MA in Economics and MBA in Finance from Northeastern University, Boston. Currently, he has been teaching in the economics department at the University of Massachusetts Boston for over 14 years. He is also working as a member of the editorial board of Asian Journal of Inclusive Education (AJIE), a peer reviewed journal for inclusive education and development. He has also extensive experience in teaching on-line courses at UMB and UML for over 10 years. In addition, Dr. Aman also held positions as Business Control Manager of Information Technology departments in high technology companies such as PictureTel Corporation (now PolyCom),



Abu Jalal, PhD

Abu Jalal is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Sawyer Business School in Suffolk University in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include corporate finance, international finance, financial markets and institutions, and banking. He received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN and his Ph.D. in Finance from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He has written and presented articles and opinions in numerous venues including the World Bank, National Bureau of Economic Research and a number of international conferences. Abu has published numerous original articles in academic journals including Economic Theory, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Economics and Business, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.




Abdullah Shibli, PhD                                    

Abdullah Shibli has a PhD and MA in Economics from Boston University and a BA (Honors) and MA in Economics from Dhaka University. He has published a book on Economic Development and numerous articles on economics, environmental policy, and information technology in refereed professional journals. He was a faculty at Dhaka University for 12 years, and worked for the World Bank and Harvard University. Currently he lives in Boston and works as Information Technology Training Coordinator in a healthcare agency affiliated with Boston Medical Center. He is a regular columnist on economics article in leading Bangladesh and South Asian news papers. He also writes short stories, non-fiction, and the column ‘Letter from Boston’ for the Literature Section of The Daily Star. 




Abu Abdullah, MBBS., MPH., PhD., FFPH (UK)

Dr. Abdullah is a Professor of Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University and at Duke Kunshan University. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston Medical Center, Boston University. Trained as a family physician, Dr. Abu Abdullah completed his PhD. in Community Medicine and specializes in Public Health Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) at Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy Medicine (FHKAM). Currently, Professor Abdullah has written few book chapters and has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications covering different aspects of global health.





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