Dr. Arshad Ahmad

Arshad Ahmad

Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning

McMaster University

CA Canada

Arshad Ahmad is the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning and Director of the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching. His current research interests are in Accelerated Learning Designs, Conceptual Change, Translation Research and Impact of Programs.

Arshad is dedicated to engage networks of fellow teachers and SOTL leaders.  His four-year term as President of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and two-year term as Vice-President of the International Consortium of Educational Developers (ICED) concluded recently. He is currently Chair of Teaching and Learning Canada, a charitable organization whose goal is to promote and enhance the quality of teaching and learning in Canadian post-secondary education and a board member of Academics Without Borders.

Arshad received his MBA and PhD in Educational Psychology at McGill University. He is the recipient of several Teaching and Professor-of-the-Year awards from local and international universities. In 1992, he was recognized for leadership in teaching with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship—a program he coordinated for 10 years.

Arshad is an active consultant, seminar leader and speaker at conferences and plenary sessions across Canada and the US and in countries including Belgium, China, Germany, Granada, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.