Sujit Kumar Dutta, MA, PhD

Sujit Kumar Dutta

Biography

Dr. Sujit Kumar Dutta has lived and worked in Canada, England, Bangladesh, India and Thailand. He has a great passion for teaching and has over 25 years of varied teaching experience in college and university settings in Canada and overseas and has taught a wide range of courses in composition, rhetoric and literature. Dr. Dutta was Chair, Department of English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, where he supervised and monitored the activities of faculty and support staff, set educational goals and set policies to achieve them. As Director of Executive’s Care, an English-language teaching centre that offers courses and conducts TOEFL and IELTS tests, his duties included revising teaching materials, setting goals and developing marketing strategies.

Having studied and worked in so many different settings, Dr. Dutta has gained a truly multicultural outlook that is reflected in his teaching. He encourages dialogue by raising critical issues and engaging students in problem-posing and problem-solving debates. He goes beyond teaching the "mere facts" and helps students develop and refine their ideas and examine the world from different perspectives. Dr. Dutta is an accomplished writer. His articles and reviews on language, literature, and teaching methodology have appeared in scholarly journals, including Language and Style (CUNY, USA), Forum (USA), Chauce: Journal of Philology and Pedagogy (Spain), and O'Scholar (UK).

Academic Credentials

Post-graduate certificate, College Teacher Training Programme, George Brown College, Toronto, 2010Post-doctoral studies, Cognitive Poetics and Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham, UK, 2006-2007Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Analysis of Fiction, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, 1985Master of Arts, English Language and Literature, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1976Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1974

Areas Of Specialization

Academic Writing, Rhetoric & Composition, Post-Colonial Literature

Areas Of Expertise

Curriculum Design, English as a Second Language, Comparative Literature, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Poetics, Intercultural Studies, Research and Scholarly Writing, Editing

Career Highlights

2010-Present – Professor, George Brown College, Centre for Business 2014 – Professor, School of Advancement, Centennial College1985-2008 – Professor, Department of English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh 1991-1993 – Chair, Department of English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh2005-2008 – Adjunct Faculty, Independent University and Premier University, Bangladesh2005 – Guest Professor, Institute of English Language Education (IELE), Assumption University, Thailand

Other Activities

Member – American Seminar, Salzburg, Austria Editor – Horizon: A Journal of Letters, Department of English, University of ChittagongChief-Coordinator – Secondary English Teaching Improvement Project (SETIP), Bangladesh Presenter – Seminar on Teaching English as a Second Language, American Center, Austria Presenter – Seminar on Peace Education and Conflict Resolution, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USAPresenter – Seminar on Commonwealth Literature, University of Dhaka, BangladeshPresenter – All India English Teacher’s Conference, B. H. University, IndiaPresenter – British Council Seminar on National and Regional Issues in ELT: International Perspectives, British Council, DhakaPresenter – Seminar on Teaching Literature through Language, Nottingham University, UK

Awards

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship Award, University of Nottingham, UK, 2006-2007American Studies Center Fellowship, American Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, 1997Arms Control and Disarmament Fellowship, Juniata College, Pennsylvania, USA, 1996Chancellor’s Gold Medal, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1975

Publications

English Language Teaching and Learning in Bangladesh (coauthor), Dhaka, Bangladesh Open University, 1997 Tales from Far and Near (editor), National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1996 A Review of Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, O’Scholar, London, 2008Life and Society in Raja Rao’s A Cow of the Barricades and other Stories. Horizon: A Journal of Letters, 2007Teaching poetry: an integrated approach, CAUCE, A Journal of Philology and Pedagogy, Special Edition, Sevilla, Spain, 2006Communicative language teaching: prospects and problems, Stamford Journal of English, Dhaka, 2005Seeing through words: an analysis of William Wordsworth's The Solitary Reaper, Language and Style, An International Journal, CUNY, Flushing Predicting as a pre-reading activity, The English Teaching Forum, Washington DCTeaching poetry in the school classroom: an integrated and communicative approach, Hunter, T. (editor), National and Regional issues in English Language Teaching: International Perspectives, British Council, Dhaka, 2000Commonwealth literature: a study in cross-cultural contacts, Samna, N. et al (editors), Other Englishes: Essays on Commonwealth Writing, Univ. Press Ltd., Dhaka, 1998 English language and literature in Bangladesh: towards a methodology, Alam, F. et al (editors), Revisioning English in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Univ. Press, 2001