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A. R. (Raj) Chowdhury

A. R. (Raj) Chowdhury

Office/Department: College of Technology
Location: Lefton Plaza, Summit Street, P.O. Box 5190
Phone: 330-672-8732
Fax: 330-672-4818

Dr. A. R. (Raj) Chowdhury currently serves as the tenured Full-Professor of the College of Technology, Applied Science and Technology Division, in the area of Quality Control /Reliability Engineering and Manufacturing Systems at Kent State University. He has received Pre-Engineering degree from Notre-Dame College at Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Industrial Technology/ Manufacturing Systems from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; Master’s Degree (M.Ed) in Technology Education from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He received the Doctorate in Technology Education (Ed.D degree) from West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia in the area of Quality/ Reliability and Technology Management.

Dr. Chowdhury in his 30+ years of higher education professional career, has served as the Academic/ Faculty Dean at three major universities in USA (i.e:  Kent State University, Minnesota State University and Texas Southern University), and as Department Head/Chair at North Carolina A&T State University and Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and coordinator of graduate studies of Industrial Education and Technology at Eastern Kentucky State University
in USA.

His Teaching, scholarship and research interests include; Project Management, Quality Control, Reliability Engineering, Burn-in/Stress Testing for Component/System Reliability, and the Six-Sigma applications in Industrial Productivity/Measurement and Analysis. In addition to his Industrial Management and Manufacturing Systems background, his teaching and research also includes Technology Assessment, Technology Forecasting, Logistics, Value Engineering, Process / production Control, and, Production Planning and Decision Making. He has published and presented extensively in areas of his technical expertise, and technology based higher education curriculum.

In recent years, he has integrated the “STEM: (Science/Technology/ Engineering and  Mathematics)” as fundamental concepts into the curriculum of Technology based education programs in the College of Technology  at Kent State University eight Campus (8) System. more....