Shawkat Shareef is a sociologist. He teaches various sociology classes in the School of Liberal Arts. His academic and scholarly interests are focused on community development, sustainable resource development, men and masculinities, gender, family, and social inequality. Currently, Shawkat is teaching introductory sociology, social problems, Canadian society, family, men and masculinities, and society, technology, and values. Before joining the Yukon College, Shawkat taught at the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. He received his undergraduate and Masters in Social Science at Rajshahi University in Bangladesh, and his PhD in Sociology from the University of Alberta in 2002.