Prof. Dd. Abdul Hameed
Dr. Abdul Hameed earned his Ph.D. form Ohio State University, USA. He served with IER, Punjab University for 14 years. He was appointed as Chairman, Department of Special Education, Punjab University where he remained as till his retirement in 2008. He was instrumental in transforming an almost failed Department into a world-class seat of learning in the field of special education and produced about 20 Ph.Ds. along with 700 Masters’ degree holder in many fields. Dr. Hameed was pioneer to adapt scheme of studies of M.A. Special Education to align it to the philosophy and requirements of inclusive education. He also introduced four options to attempt final exam i.e. Writer, Screen Reader, Audio Recording and Braille for students with visual impairment.
Dr. Hameed played a leading role in launching the movement for inclusive education in Pakistan. Dr. Hameed Joined UMT just after his retirement as Director, SPA in 2008. He was appointed Dean, SSH in 2011 and continues in this position to date. Recently, he was also appointed as Dean, School of Advanced Studies too. Dr. Hameed is flag bearer of inclusive education movement in Pakistan. He is the author of more than sixty research publications and has presented at several international conferences around the globe. He is a member, Board of Directors, Comparative Education Society, Asia and Convener, National Curriculum Review Committee in Special Education, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. He is a founder of Disability Resource Center at UMT. He successfully included 40 students with deafness in regular BS program. Recently Dr. Hameed delivered five keynote speeches on SDG4 and its implication for teacher education in Pakistan.
Dr. Hameed emerged as the top of the list of resource persons who speaks on the advocacy and promotion of quality inclusive equitable education for all at local, regional, national and international level. He is a national reviewer for the chapter on “Special and Inclusive Education” in the proposed National Education Policy of Pakistan. He successfully organized two international conferences in 2015 and 2017 on inclusive education. He played a leading role in getting approve the Lahore Declaration on Inclusive Education 2015 and 2017 consecutively.