Selimuddin says that teaching is in his DNA.
from Bangladesh, Selimuddin hails from a family that has always made
education a priority and for more than 40 years his passion for teaching has
Selimuddin's early years in teaching were spent at Dhaka
University in Bangladesh, McMaster University in Canada, and Northeastern
University in Boston. He joined BCC in 1983 as an assistant
professor. Approximately six years later he joined the economics faculty.
his time at BCC, he has taught a wide variety of business courses such as
Business Math, the
Principles of Finance, International Business and World Economy, among many
others. He thrives on
classroom interaction. "I like classroom teaching. The face-to-face
experience is a way to build mutual
trust and faith with students."
years past, Selimuddin channeled his knowledge of business, economics and
industry into news publications.
An accomplished author, his works have been published in more than 200 columns
on business and economic issues of local, national and global importance.
While he no longer actively writes articles, in the 1990's, he contributed
pieces to such publications as The
Berkshire Eagle, The Bennington
Banner, the former North Adams Transcript, The Berkshire Trade and Commerce and
Community College Weekly. He was
also published in national publications including USA Today.
estimates that in his 30+ years at BCC, he has taught thousands of students -
including traditional, non-traditional and
international students ranging in age from 18 to 60 and up. His
students have even included BCC staff members.
Kennedy, BCC's director of food services, had Selimuddin as an instructor and
him as being very detail oriented. "Much of what I do in my role at BCC is
tied to economics and I definitely use some of tools I learned from Professor
Selimuddin. I'm constantly
tracking figures - whether it be the number of meals sold or how many people
come to the cafeteria
on a daily basis."
to Selimuddin, the success of his students is the most fulfilling aspect of
his work. "When my students finish at BCC and report back to me that they are
doing well - it's fantastic! It's my best achievement in life."
plans to be a familiar face at BCC for years to come. "I devoted my youth to
BCC. As long as I have the energy and health I'll continue teaching."
resides in Lenox with his wife, Shameem. He enjoys traveling, cooking and
watching tennis (particularly
Selimudden holds an MBA from Northeastern University, an
A.B.D. in Economics from Northeastern University, a master's degree from McMaster University in Ontario and
a bachelor's and a master's Degree from Dhaka University in Bangladesh.
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