Shaheen Chowdhury

Shaheen Chowdhury

Shaheen Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology

(630) 942-2503
Office: Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2704F

chowdhur@cod.edu


Education:

  • Ph.D. Sociology - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois
  • M.A. Sociology - Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
  • M.B.A. - Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • B.A. Dhaka University (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Major: Sociology (Honors)

 

Areas of Teaching Interest:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sexual Relationship, Marriage & Family
  • Social Stratification

 

Research Interest:

  • Marriage and Family in the context of South Asia
  • Women and Empowerment especially in Asia
  • Abuse & Violence among immigrant population (especially Asian women) in the USA.

 

Professional Affiliation:

  • Illinois Sociological Association (ISA)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)

 

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Social Problem — I am very involved in Service Learning Programs (student volunteer services to various community organizations.) I also work with the Co-operative Education Internship Program (students can do internship programs in variety of organizations) at the College of DuPage.
  • Advisor of one student club.

 

Certificate of Training:

  • Counselor Certification: 24 hour Crisis Intervention Women's Center, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
  • Certification: Monitoring and Evaluation Methods and Techniques. Rural Development Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP); Bangladesh

 

Publications:

  • Doctoral Thesis
  • Socio-economic Concomitants of Family Size, Total Number of Children, Desire for Additional Children and Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh

 

Assisted with the following publications:

  • An Evaluation of Management Training, 1988, Child Welfare Training Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • An Evaluation of Core Licensing Training, 1989, Child Welfare Training Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • An Evaluation of Child Welfare Services Training, 1989, Child Welfare Training Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • An Evaluation of Child Protection Investigation Training, 1989, Child Welfare Training Institute, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Published reports related to Jute from data collected from South and South East Asian Countries. All reports are available in the archives of International Jute Organization (United Nation affiliate) situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh.