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Dr. Abro is an internationally-educated faculty member. He studied at the University of Baghdad to earn a bachelor's degree in statistics. Dr. Abro holds a graduate diploma from the United Nation’s supported Institute of Planning in the Middle East. He went to the University of Wales (University College of Swansea) in the United Kingdom for his master's degree in statistics and to Belgium where he was granted a Ph.D in applied mathematics from the Universite Catholique De Louvain.
He also has international academic experience. Dr. Abro held the position of assistant professor at Al Mustansiria University in Baghdad, worked as a regional expert for the United Nation’s supported Arab institute of Statistics, a position that allowed him to teach in several countries of the Middle East. Before he joined LTU, he served as a Math Program Leader at Focus: HOPE where he was leading the effort of a team from LTU, University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University to design the math program for the Greenfield coalition for manufacturing engineering education.
Dr. Abro also served as an adjunct faculty member at LTU, UDM, WSU and Oakland Community College. He is also involved in community services, where he led a verity of educational activities through the Chaldean Federation of America. Dr. Abro is the founder and the current president of the Mesopotamian American Graduate Association (MAGA). He is married to Ann, who is a preschool educator, and has a daughter, Hadeel, who is a math teacher at Troy Public Schools. He also has a son, Fadi, who is a senior mechanical engineering student at LTU.