Faculty Profile

Shamma Alam

Assistant Professor of International Studies (2014)

Contact Information

alams@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 115
717.254.8167
http://users.dickinson.edu/~alams/

Bio

Shamma Alam received his Ph.D. in Economics in June 2014 from University of Washington – Seattle. He received his B.A in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and M.A. in Economics from University of Washington. His research interests are in Development, Health, and Population Economics with focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In the past, he has worked for the development organizations Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.

Education

  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2009
  • M.A., University of Washington-Seattle, 2011
  • Ph.D., 2014

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-01.Permission of Instructor Required

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-01.Permission of Instructor Required

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-02.Permission of Instructor Required

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-02.Permission of Instructor Required

INST 500 Independent Study

Spring 2018

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-04.

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-04.