Kamel El Hedhli is an assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business and Economics within Qatar University. He has earned a three-year university diploma in Management and a bachelor degree (B.B.A.) in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the High Institute of Technology and ESC Tunis School of Business in Tunisia, a Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) in Marketing and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (marketing and quantitative methods) from HEC Montreal in Canada.
His honors include eight international best paper awards, awarded graduate (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) scholarships from the government of Tunisia, awarded graduate scholarship for doctoral studies (Ph.D.) from the government of Canada, Esdras Miniville Prize form and other various academic excellence awards from HEC Montreal, and a Doctoral Consortium Fellowship at the Society for Marketing Advances in USA.
Before joining Qatar University, he has held academic appointments as an assistant professor of marketing at NEOMA Business School in France (with tenure), Abu Dhabi University in UAE and Algoma University in Canada, as well as a lecturer at HEC Montreal in Canada. He has taught various marketing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
His research interests lie in the intersection of consumer psychology, retailing and services, and consumer well-being/quality-of-Life studies. His research has appeared in top-tier academic journals such as the Journal of Business Research and Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. He has presented research papers at various international conferences including the Society for Marketing Advances, the Psychometric Society, the European Institute of Retailing and Service Studies (EIRASS), and the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators. Particularly, he won twice (2007 and 2008) the Managing Service Quality Highly Commended MSQ/Emerald Award for his research on retailing at the annual Conference on Retailing and Services of EIRASS. He also won six best paper awards at the annual meeting of the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators in 2014 and 2017.
He is a member of the Society for Marketing Advances and the Psychometric Society. His academic services include acting as reviewer for a number of academic conferences as well as academic journals such as the Journal of Business Research and the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. Also, he was a co-Chair of the Spring 2006 Faculty Student Multidiscipline International Conference on Research and Teaching, Ruston, Louisiana, USA.