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.
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.