M. A. Karim
Dr. M. A. Karim obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He spent about six years as a full-time faculty at BUET. He came to USA in 1995 and finished his Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Cleveland State University, Ohio in 2000. He worked about three years for ALLTEL Information Services in Twinsburg, Ohio as an Applications Programmer. Then he worked about eight years (in two different times) for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) as a Senior Environmental Engineer (Solid Waste Permit Writer) and taught at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) as an Affiliate Professor before he went to Trine University in January 2008, as a full-time Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He taught part-time at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) while employed at Trine University. During his time at Trine University he taught a course for VCU on-line using Wimba classroom. He also taught at Stratford University, Richmond, Virginia campus as an adjunct faculty while working for VDEQ. Since Fall of 2011, he has been a full-time faculty in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer for the State of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has about 16 journal and proceeding publications and three professional reports in the area of soil and sediment remediation, environmental management, and statistical hydrology. He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Karim has been involved in faculty development efforts for the last two years, first as a CTE Advisory Council member and a teaching fellow for advising and mentoring, and now with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He is also involved with ABET as an PEV for CE program. Currently Dr. Karim is serving as an Assistant Department Chair for the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering.