Muhammad Salahuddin, M.Ed., M.Phil., is a PhD Student and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Education Health and Behavior at the University of North Dakota, USA. His research focuses on faculty research proficiency and research productivity. He is working as a GRA at the Bureau of Evaluation and Research Services (BEARS), and the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET). He is a member of the Faculty Motivation Research Group (FMRG).
Salahuddin started his career as a journalist with a renowned national daily in Bangladesh when he was a student at the University of Dhaka. After graduation, he switched his career path from journalism to research. He has been working with different organizations through teaching, research, and training. He has been working as an Education Specialist (Policy) at the National Academy for Primary Education in Bangladesh since 2017.
He is the author of two books entitled "Action Research for School Level Development" and "50 Years of Education in Bangladesh: Elementary & Secondary Level". Salahuddin's research works have been published in different national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has presented posters and papers in d conferences and research colloquiums. He has also contributed Op-Eds in Bangla on different issues in education.
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
Working as a GRA at the Bureau of Evaluation and Research Services (BEARS) at the University of North Dakota, USA. National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project, also known as Space Grant that initiated by NASA. The BEARS is going to evaluate these components. In this project, my role is an external evaluator whereas I am trying to explore the impacts of STEM ambassadors and fellowship programs.
Assistant Specialist (Policy Research)
Mr. Salahuddin has been working as an education specialist at the National Academy for Primary Education (NAPE) under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) of Bangladesh since 2017. His major job responsibilities are conducting research, managing and facilitating training, and organizing conferences. He is playing the role of member secretary of Primary Education Journal published by NAPE. He is also responsible for the supervision, monitoring, and evaluation of the Diploma in Primary Education (DPEd) program conducted by NAPE which is the only teacher education program for primary school teachers in Bangladesh.
Mr. Salahuddin worked as an Instructor (teacher educator) at the Primary Teacher’s Training Institute (PTI), Bhola under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) of Bangladesh. His major job responsibilities were teaching in the classroom, supervising action research, mentoring classroom practice, monitoring school activities, and evaluating the overall performance of DPEd students of the PTI through paper-pencil tests.
Mr. Salahuddin took this opportunity to work for women's health, betterment, and well-being through research. His major job responsibilities were conducting research and implementing two research projects (MOOC & mHealth) in selective areas of Bangladesh.
After completing graduation in 2012, Mr. Salahuddin joined as a researcher under the English In Action (EIA)-Dhaka University (DU)-Open University, UK (OU, UK) research collaboration program at the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka. His major job responsibilities were conducting individual research, collecting first-hand data for EIA research projects, cleaning and editing collected data, and analyzing through SPSS and Excel.
Mr. Salahuddin started his career as a campus reporter with Daily Jugantor a renowned national daily in Bangladesh, when he was a student at the University of Dhaka. His major job responsibilities were reporting campus events and participating in different programs.
Reporting: Salahuddin had to collect news from the university campus and report to the newsroom of Daily Jugantor. He maintained regular communication with teachers and students as part of his job to compile information on the latest affairs and events.
Participating Conference & Program: He attended national and International conferences as a campus reporter and also participated in some special public speaking programs where honorable A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), Tshering Tobgay (Former Prime Minister of Bhutan), Pascal Lamy (Director General of WTO), Ban Ki-moon, (Former Secretary General of the United Nations), Abdullah Gul (Former President of Turkey), Irina Bokova (Former Director-General of UNESCO) and Shri Pranab Mukherjee (Former President of India) presented their valuable speeches.