Dr. Towhidul Islam is Professor of Marketing and Consumer Studies, College of Business and Economics and Fellow in Consumer Insights, Consumer Well-being and Public Policy, University of Guelph.
His Ph.D is in Management Science from Imperial College Business School, University of London, UK. He has held research and faculty positions at The University of Sydney, Australia; The University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Dalhousie University, Canada, and University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. He was invited professor at the Centre for the Study of Choice (CENSOC), Australia during 2008-2009, and visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria during 2006.
His main research interests are in areas of consumer choice and innovation diffusion to further understand human behavior and improve decision making. He has published over 32 refereed articles and his work has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Management Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, International Journal of Forecasting, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs among other outlets. His publications have received over 1000 citations to date from journals across the globe, and his h-index is 15, an indicator of achievement that accounts for both productivity and impact.