Nasir Sheikh

Nasir Sheikh

Assistant Professor
Department of Technology and Society
SUNY Korea 




Ph.D., Portland State University:  Technology Management

Research Interests:

Technological Innovation and Commercialization, Technology Assessment, Decision Modeling, Analytics. Industry Sectors: ICT, Energy, Healthcare



Nasir Sheikh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at State University of New York, Korea. He is teaching courses such as strategic marketing, technology assessment, quality management, decision making methods, new product development, and business process management. His research interests include technological innovation and commercialization, technology assessment, decision modeling, and analytics. Recently, he was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching in the Department of Technology and Society. Nasir Sheikh has thirty years of industry experience in building global information and communications technologies (ICT) businesses as an executive in technology management, sales, and marketing.  He has served in business leadership roles at Atlas Telecom, UshaComm, CenterSpan Communications, and ACD Systems. Prior to that Dr. Sheikh had technology management and operational roles at AT&T Labs, NorTel, Philips Electronics, and Schlumberger. In the last ten years he has been engaged in management consulting on next-generation renewal energy and healthcare technologies. Simultaneously, he was an adjunct professor for teaching courses in international business and marketing and a teaching assistant for courses such as new product development, total quality management, project management tools, science and technology policy, competitive strategies in technology management, strategic planning in engineering management, and intrapreneurship. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Technology Management from Portland State University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University. Dr. Sheikh has three children: Nadia, who recently completed her M.S. in International Relations from London School of Economics and now works in Washington DC for PWC, Omar, who is a senior in Bioengineering at Oregon State University, and Noor, who is a Public Health sophomore at Oregon State University. Dr. Sheikh enjoys reading, painting, traveling, spinning, and squash. 


Current research:

His research interests include technological innovation and commercialization, technology assessment, decision modeling, and analytics.



Graduate Courses:
EST 507 - Business Process Management
EST 581 - Methods of Socio-Technological Decision Making
Undergraduate Courses:
EST 391 - Technology Assessment
EST 327 - Marketing for Engineers