Dr. Hossain has an M.A. in Sociology, M.A. Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Sociology. He teaches courses in Sociology, Anthropology, and Juvenile delinquency. He has conducted research in Pennsylvania as well as in Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Bangladesh exploring issues on gender, race & ethnic relations, religions, popular culture, consumer behavior, and urban sprawl. His current research interests are in the field of social and pedagogical implications of information literacy and information communication technologies in digital age. Dr. Hossain published 13 articles in journals and select publications. His articles appeared in journals such as Sociological Viewpoints, Social Science Journal, Eastern Anthropologist, Lock Haven International Review, Social Science Perspective, and Signs. He presented over 30 papers in various regional, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Hossain has served as a co-director of the US State Department Grant to foster small business and leadership development in Sfax, Tunisia. The project trained 16 Tunisian educators and entrepreneurs at Lock Haven University for three months. The project was completed in 2004.
Dr. Hossain received several awards for his teaching, research, and service. The awards include, the Teaching Learning Center Peers’ Choice Award for Excellence in College Teaching (1998), the Lock Haven Jaycees Community Service Award (1998), the Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Research Award (1998), the Rotarian of the Year Award (1999), the Central Atlantic Student Government Organization Outstanding Leader of LHU Campus Award (1999), the Faculty Outstanding Scholarship Award (2000), the Advisor of the Year Award (2001), the Faculty Outstanding Service Award (2002), and the Students’ Choice Award (2005).
Dr. Hossain served or currently serving in various leadership positions including Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Department Chair, President of the Lock Haven Rotary Club, President of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, Vice-President, Phi Beta Delta—Alpha Omega Chapter, Treasurer of the Clinton County Women’s Center (Hilton Safe House), Chapter President of APSCUF, Chair of the Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank, Coordinator Clinton County Children and Youth Festival, and Board member of the Clinton County Cooperative Extension.
Dr. Hossain was an invited guest in various news programs throughout the Commonwealth. He appeared in programs such as the State of Pennsylvania by WVIA-TV, New Magazine with Patty Sattalia by WPBX-TV, Six O’clock News of all three local affiliates.