Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science:
Dr. Shahram Manouchehri
Shahram joined MacEwan in 1988 to teach economics in the recently established university transfer program. Prior to joining MacEwan, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Winnipeg and held full-time positions in the Planning and Budget Organization and the Ministry of Agriculture in the government of Iran.
Shahram has had a successful career in teaching, including receiving a distinguished instructor award. He has published in the areas of macroeconomic theory, monetary theory of the balance of payments, and free trade. He has also authored two study guides for economics textbooks, now in their 5th edition. His career has also involved a number of administrative appointments: Chair of the (then) Social Sciences department; Chair of the Bachelor of Commerce and Management Program; Chair of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education Transfer and General Studies programs; and most recently, Associate Dean of Arts.
As the Interim Dean, he is responsible for a portfolio that includes the alignment of programming in the Faculty of Arts and Science with the University’s mandate; the management of the necessary resources for internal evaluation and external accreditation; the quality and development of the curriculum; enrollment management; the qualifications and expertise of the faculty, as well and their recruitment and hiring; fostering scholarly activity among the faculty members and enhancing opportunities for student research, and the financial operations and facilities management for the Faculty of Arts and Science. Shahram is also responsible for engaging with the higher education community to develop the profile and reputation of the institution and the programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science. In short, Shahram is responsible for the quality of the education the Faculty of Arts and Science offers to its students.