Professor William H. Derrenger is the Founding Vice Chancellor of Canadian University of Bangladesh, introducing Practice based education models to Bangladesh’s higher education scenario. Professor Derrenger is attempting to shift the higher education paradigm away from traditional academic, class based approaches to ones that give students opportunities to learn and apply fundamental concepts in the conduct of real work.
He worked for ULAB as a full time Professor and Dean of School of Business where he introduced “The Business Process” across all course areas in the Business School as a paradigm shift in the delivery of UGC’s mandated, University level Business School curriculum in the context of practice based business processes. Professor Darrenger’s innovative teaching and learning strategies gave USB’s BBA graduates a competitive advantage in finding suitable, entry level employment due to their practical grasp of the needs of local employers. Prior to work at ULAB, he was a Professor and Associate Dean-Faculty of Business at Northern University, Bangladesh where he used case studies to impart Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Entrepreneurship and Business Communication skills to BBA/MBA candidates with academic, social and economic deficits.
William H. Darrenger served different business, finance and development organizations in USA and Bangladesh for a quite long time. He has studied BA in Economics at Baylor University, Waco, Texas and MA, Educational Psychology, Strategic Planning & Human Capital Development at American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.