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Faculty & Staff

  • Dean & Professor, School of Education
    Dr. Tariq Rahman

    Tariq Rahman got his first doctorate in English literature from the University of Sheffield in 1985. Subsequently he got interested in language politics in Pakistan and took the degree of linguistics from the University of Strathclyde in 1989. After this he wrote the books which have made him an authority on the linguistic history of the Muslims of South Asia namely Language and Politics in Pakistan (1996); Language, Ideology and Power: language-learning among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India (2002) and From Hindi to Urdu: a Social and Political History (2011). Besides these and other books he has published about a 100 articles in scholarly journals contributed entries to encyclopedias and chapters to edited books. On examination of his published work the University of Sheffield conferred a higher doctorate (D.Litt) on him in 2014. He was the first Pakistani to be honoured by one of Germany’s highest awards for academic research called the Humboldt Research Award. The National Institute of Pakistan Studies at The Quaid-i-Azam University, where he served most of his life and of which he was director (2007-2011), made him a professor emeritus in 2010 and the Higher Education Commission (Islamabad) conferred upon him the title of Distinguished National Professor in 2004 and also gave him the lifetime achievement award in 2009. The President of Pakistan conferred upon him the Pride of Performance in 2004 and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2013. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin (1995-96) and the first incumbent of the Pakistan Chair at the University of California, Berkeley (2004-05). He was also a research fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies (2010) and a fellow at the University of Heidelberg several times from 2010 till 2012. He has been a visiting professor in Denmark and Spain and has lectured or read out papers in conferences in Korea, Nepal, China, the USA, Singapore, Thailand, India, Denmark, France, Germany, the UK, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Switzerland. He is presently working as Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Acting Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

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  • Dr. Qaisera Sheikh
    Associate Professor & Head, Department of Linguistics

    Email: qaiserasheikh@yahoo.com

    • PhD from University of Education in 2013
    • M.Sc (Applied Linguistics) Edinburgh University, UK
    • M.A. (English Literature) University of Punjab, Lahore
  • Ms. Shabana Ahmed
    Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Teacher Education & English Language Unit

    Email: shabana.ahmed@bnu.edu.pk

    • MA ELT York St. John University, UK
    • Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Certificate, Cambridge University
    • MA (English Literature), Karachi University
  • Dr. Qudsia Kalsoom
    Assistant Professor 

    • PhD Education from Lahore College for Women University
    • M.Phil Education from University of Education
    • Masters in Educational Leadership & Management from University of Management & Technology
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    Dr. Qudsia Kalsoom is working as an assistant professor and Head of the Department of Educational Leadership & Management at Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore.

    Dr Kalsoom is an HEC-Approved PhD Supervisor. She has published papers in refereed, impact factor, international journals as well as in HEC recognized national journals. She has also contributed encyclopedia entries and chapters in peer reviewed, edited works published by leading international publishers like Springer and Peter Lang. She has reviewed a number of local and international research papers on education. In recognition of her services, as a peer reviewer, Dr Kalsoom was awarded “outstanding reviewer award” by the Journal of Cleaner Production, a leading transdisciplinary journal. Her work focuses on education for sustainable development, critical action research, social justice teacher education and leadership. Dr. Kalsoom has been selected as a member of the editorial advisory board by the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. The journal is a very prestigious journal (with an impact factor of 1.4) in social sciences.

    Dr. Kalsoom has been serving in the field of education for the past 21 years. Prior to joining BNU, she served as an assistant professor and Chair of the Department of Professional Studies at Ali Institute of Education for 10 years. Besides, she served as Head of the Continuing Professional Development Centre for two years. Dr Kalsoom has also contributed in educational projects of USAID, UNICEF and GIZ. She is an accomplished teacher trainer who has trained teachers of a range of schools including: Aitchison College, Lahore Grammar, Lawrence College, LACAS and public sector schools. Moreover, she has served as a resource person for Punjab Higher Education Commission and trained college lecturers and assistant professors. Dr. Kalsoom has recorded two courses (each of 3 credits) for the Virtual University of Pakistan.

  • Ms. Fatima Bilal
    Lecturer, English Language Unit

    • MPhil Applied Linguistics
    • Email: fatima.bilal@bnu.edu.pk
  • Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Khan
    Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Educational Leadership & Management

    • PhD Education, University of Leicester, 2020
    • M.A. Educational Leadership and Management, Beaconhouse National University, 2012
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  • Ms. Noreen Zaman
    Assistant Professor, ELU

    • M. Phil ELT (Glod Medalist), Beaconhouse National University


  • Ms. Iram Farooq
    Coordinator, English Language Unit, School of Education

    Email: academiccd.elu@bnu.edu.pk

    For queries regarding the Dean email: deanoffice.se@bnu.edu.pk

    • Master of Arts in English & Bachelor's in Education, University of Education
    • MPhil Scholar, Beaconhouse National University
  • Mrs. Anam Naveed
    Academic & Administrative Coordinator, School of Education 

    Email: academiccd.se@bnu.edu.pk

    • MBA, HR, Virtual University
    • M.com (Hons.) , Punjab University

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