Adeel Ahmed - Extension Educator - Community Economic Development
Adeel has developed and delivered Extension Community Economics programming in north central Minnesota since 2006. He has delivered business retention and expansion programming, retail trade analysis, small stores success workshops and market area profiles. He developed the popular "Roadside Advertising in a Digital World" workshop which teaches communities how to position themselves on digital maps such as that found on GPS receivers.
Adeel taught chemistry and physics in Tanzania with the Peace Corps while practicing community development. At the Humphrey Institute, he conducted a feasibility study on the use of switch grass as an alternative energy source. With a Boren Fellowship, Adeel studied the role of madrassas (religious schools) in the Pakistani educational system. Adeel also has seven years of private sector experience in information technology at Northwest Airlines, Koch Industries and Emerson Process Management. Adeel thrives in multi-cultural settings, is fluent in Urdu (the primary language in India and Pakistan), and has language competency in Swahili and Arabic.