Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl is the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, and Professor of Marketing and Product Innovation at Goodman School of Business. He received his PhD in Management and MBA in Technological Entrepreneurship from the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Thongpapanl—or known in Thailand as ศ.ดร. ณรงค์ศักดิ์ (เต็ก) ทองประพาฬ—is a Research Fellow with the Research Administration Centre at Chiang Mai University, and the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), and a Core Faculty Member at the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) at Brock University.

Dr. Thongpapanl's work—funded by both internal and external grants, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC)—appears or is forthcoming in such leading marketing, management, and business journals as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practices, Technovation, International Journal of Information Management, R&D Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, International Small Business Journal, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Affairs, and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, among others.

Dr. Thongpapanl has been recognized with awards for outstanding contributions on the research, teaching, and service fronts. His recent recognition includes the 2019 Brock’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018 Brock's Michael Plyley Graduate Mentorship Award, 2016-2017 University of Canterbury’s Visiting Erskine Fellowship, 2016-2017 Goodman's Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award, 2015 Goodman's Departmental Researcher of the Year Award within Marketing, International Business, and Strategy, 2015 Journal of International Marketing’s Outstanding Reviewer Award, and 2015 CPA Ontario’s REC Research Grant. In addition to reviewing for many respected journals in the field, he also currently serves as Associate Editor of Technovation (the International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management) and the Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, and as Member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of International Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Wine Research.