Sujit Kumar Dutta, MA, PhD

Sujit
Kumar Dutta
, MA, PhD
Professor

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, 2010

Post-doctoral studies, Cognitive Poetics and Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham, UK, 2006-2007

Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Analysis of Fiction, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, 1985

Master of Arts, English Language and Literature, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1976

Bachelor 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 College

1985-2008 – Professor, Department of English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

1991-1993 – Chair, Department of English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

2005-2008 – Adjunct Faculty, Independent University and Premier University, Bangladesh

2005 – 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 Chittagong

Chief-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, USA

Presenter – Seminar on Commonwealth Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Presenter – All India English Teacher’s Conference, B. H. University, India

Presenter – British Council Seminar on National and Regional Issues in ELT: International Perspectives, British Council, Dhaka

Presenter – Seminar on Teaching Literature through Language, Nottingham University, UK

Awards

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship Award, University of Nottingham, UK, 2006-2007

American Studies Center Fellowship, American Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, 1997

Arms Control and Disarmament Fellowship, Juniata College, Pennsylvania, USA, 1996

Chancellor’s Gold Medal, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1975