Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science
PhD (Oregon State), Agricultural and Resource Economics; MS (AUB); M.Sc. (BAU)
7-367E, City Centre Campus10700 - 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB T5J 4S2780-497-4792
Dr. Islam is currently the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science. He is an alumnus of Oregon State University, American University of Beirut and Bangladesh Agricultural University. By training, he is an economist with specialization in agriculture, natural resource and environment.
He regularly teaches Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, Quantitative Methods in Economics, and Economics of Project Evaluation. Aside from these courses, he also taught courses on farm business management, statistical methods for business and economics, field plot techniques and experimental designs, etc.
He is active in research primarily in applied fields of economics and business. His research activities concentrate on the applied aspects of economics that can be easily communicated to undergraduate students. Utilizing research methodologies and findings to undergraduate classes provides students with the opportunity to learn first-hand which contributes to a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Because his ultimate reseearch goal is to improve teaching, he continuously experiments with various teaching techniques. Other areas of his research include urban and spatial economics, food demand analysis, and resource and environmental economics. He regularly attends conferences, presents and discusses papers, and chairs and organizes technical sessions. He also publishes papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Outside of teaching and research, he is active in the department, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, in the university. He is also an energetic member in his social and ethnic community.
Available to supervise honours or individual study students.
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