Ahmed Naumaan received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati where his research focused on devices and materials for integrated optics. He also completed the MBA Advantage Program from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He has worked as an engineer at several companies on research projects, product development, and project management; taught in the areas of computer science, software engineering, and electrical engineering; and also worked as an independent higher education consultant.
Prior to joining American Public University System, Dr. Naumaan served as National Dean for DeVry University’s College of Engineering & Information Sciences where he led the development of new degree programs and specializations in information technology and networking, software development, and cybersecurity. He also oversaw ABET reaccreditation activities for the college’s engineering technology programs. Prior to that he served as dean of Kaplan University’s School of Information Systems and Technology and as associate dean of the NTU School of Engineering after its merger with Walden University. He has also been a faculty member in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Before entering academia, he served as principal engineer and manager for ITRON, Inc., and as principal scientist for APA Optics, Inc. He has received two patents for sensor device technologies.