Samia Islam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, PhD
SamiaIslam@boisestate.edu • (208) 426-1042 • Mail Stop: 1620
Office Number: MBEB 3204
Dr. Islam joined the Department of Economics at Boise State University in August 2004. Before coming to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. degree, Dr. Islam served as a research assistant at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and later at Power and Participation Research Center (PPRC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Islam’s primary research focus at present is on urban economic issues, including entrepreneurship, transportation modeling, traffic safety, and economic policy analysis.
Apart from teaching and research, she is also involved in student advising, mentoring, and supervising undergraduate research. She is currently an academic mentor with the McNair Scholars program.
Dr. Islam serves on several Boise city and Treasure Valley urban planning committees.
Ph.D., Economics – West Virginia University
MSS, Economics – University of Dhaka
BSS, Economics – University of Dhaka
Islam, S. “An Examination of the Differential Impact of Highway Capital Investment on Economically Disparate Appalachian Counties,” Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol 33, Issue 5, 453
McIntosh, J. C. and Islam, S. “Beyond the Veil: The Influence of Islam on Female Entrepreneurship in a Conservative Muslim Context,” International Management Review, March 2010
Islam, S. and Goetzke, F. “Correcting Sample Selection in FARS data to Estimate Seatbelt Use,” Journal of Safety Research, 40(5):389-93, Oct 2009
Lowe, S. and Islam, S. “Impact of Air Quality Regulations on Entrepreneurial Activity,” Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, pp. 71 – 95, May 2009.
Cobourn, K., Islam, S., Mooney, S., & Young, D. “Multidisciplinary Research: Implications for Agricultural and Applied Economists”, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, May 2013.
COBE Best Research Poster Award at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference, Boise State University, April 20, 2010
COBE Best Research Poster Award at the 6th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference, Boise State University, April 20, 2009;
COBE Best Research Poster Award 5th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference, Boise State University, April 14, 2008