Faculty

Rohini Ahluwalia
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Trust Professor of Marketing

Rohini Ahluwalia is the Curtis L. Carlson Trust Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She is well-known for her expertise in consumer psychology. Ahluwalia’s research is primarily focused in the areas of persuasion, branding and decision making.

Mark Bergen
Professor, James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing

Mark E. Bergen is the James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. Bergen's research focuses on pricing and channels of distribution, where he has studied issues such as pricing as a strategic capability, price wars, pricing as truces, pass-through, branded variants, dual distribution, gray markets, co-op advertising, and quick response.

Haitao (Tony) Cui
Professor | Ecolab-Pierson M. Grieve Chair in International Marketing

Haitao (Tony) Cui, Deputy Associate Dean for Global DBA Program, Ecolab-Pierson M. Grieve Chair in International Marketing, Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School, Inaugural Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Scholar, joined the faculty of the Carlson School of Management in 2005 after earning his Ph.D.

Vladas Griskevicius
Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program

Vladas Griskevicius serves as the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program

William Hedgcock
Associate Professor
Deborah Roedder John
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Marketing

Deborah Roedder John is the Curtis L. Carlson Chair and Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. She is an expert in consumer behavior and specializes in two main areas: (1) consumer responses to brands and brand strategies; and (2) children's consumer behavior.

George John
Professor, General Mills/ Paul S Gerot Chair in Marketing

Professor John received his bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India  and his MBA from the University of Illinois. After earning his Ph.D. in Marketing from Northwestern, he joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin before moving to Minnesota.

Byungyeon Kim
Assistant Professor

Byungyeon Kim is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Byungyeon's research focuses on sales management, specifically in the domains of personal selling and business-to-business marketing.

Irene Nahm
Assistant Professor
Akshay Rao
Professor, General Mills Chair in Marketing

Akshay R. Rao holds the General Mills Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  He has an undergraduate honors degree in Economics from Madras University (India), a Masters in Business Administration from XLRI (India), and a PhD in Marketing from Virginia Tech. In 2011, he was honored as a “Distinguished Alumnus” by XLRI (India).

Joe Redden
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Marketing Analytics

Joseph P. Redden is a Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. He received his Ph. D. in Marketing from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania; MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; and BBA Accounting, BS Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.

Kathleen Vohs
Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Land O'Lakes Professor in Marketing

Kathleen Vohs, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Land O'Lakes Chair in Marketing, works to understand and communicate the basics of how people think, feel, and behave in order to make sense of marketplace and organizational outcomes. Vohs's research specialties include self-control, the hidden costs of decision making, the psychology of money, the difference between a meaningful a

Alison Jing Xu
Associate Professor, Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellow
Linli Xu
Assistant Professor

Linli Xu joined the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota in 2012 after receiving her PhD from the University of Southern California (USC). Her research interests focus on the advertising and digital platforms and specialize in the automotive markets.

Yi Zhu
Associate Professor, Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellow

Yi Zhu is an Associate Professor of Marketing, Mary & Jim Lawrence Fellow at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2013. He worked as a consultant at Shanghai Investment Consulting Corporation before he went to Vancouver, where he received his M.A. in Economics from University of British Columbia.

Jay Lipe
Senior Lecturer & Adjunct Faculty Coordinator

Jay Lipe is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. He received his MBA in Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and has taught thousands of graduate students, undergraduate students and executive education learners.

Xuefeng Liu
Senior Lecturer
Wendy Lutter
Senior Lecturer

Prior to teaching at Carlson, Wendy Lutter started the qualitative market research firm Lutter Marketing in 1998. After being behind the one-way mirror on the client side at Children’s Hospitals and Qwest, managing all aspects of market research she realized what she really liked doing was moderating and interviewing.

Allison Murn
Senior Lecturer
Allison Murn teaches Marketing at the Carlson School of Management and leverages her expertise in Marketing to develop the next generation of marketers and general managers. Her corporate, entrepreneurial and consulting experiences have enabled her to teach a variety of courses to both MBA and undergraduate students.
Corey Nelson
Senior Lecturer
Corey Nelson is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. He received a degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota before moving to live and work in Seoul, South Korea for fourteen years. While living in Korea he graduated from the Syracuse University Asian program at Sejong University in Seoul.
Fred Beier
Professor Emeritus
Terry Childers
Professor Emeritus
Robert Hansen
Associate Professor Emeritus

Bob Hansen is an award winning teacher who is highly sought by organizations to develop and deliver custom education programs. Recent clients include 3M, J and B Distributors (No Name Steaks), The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Thermo-King, HB Fuller, Pentair, Rexam, and others.

Michael Houston
Professor Emeritus

Michael J. Houston most recently served as the Ecolab-Pierson M. Grieve Chair in International Marketing and Associate Dean of Global Initiatives at the Carlson School of Management. In that capacity he oversaw the Carlson Global Institute. He also served as Academic Director, Center for International Business Education and Research.

Joan Meyers-Levy
Professor Emeritus

Joan Meyers-Levy, the Holden-Werlich School-Wide Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School, examines in her research a variety of consumer behavior issues related to visual and verbal communication, memory, information processing, and gender, as well as individual differences.

Barbara Loken
Professor Emeritus

Barbara Loken is Professor Emeritus of Marketing at the Carlson School, University of Minnesota. She also served as Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. She is an expert in the fields of brand management, health promotion, and consumer psychology.

Kenneth Roering
Professor Emeritus

Ken Roering, Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, is a prolific researcher and highly-sought consultant specializing in the market-driven development of new products, commercialization, marketing strategy and planning, and interpersonal and interorganizational relations.  He has been at the University of Minnesota since 1981 and has served as a consultant to companies inc

William Rudelius
Professor Emeritus
Michelle Champlin Bergner
Program Director, Institute for Research in Marketing / Lecturer
Vivian Martin
Lecturer

I retired in 2014 from General Mills after a 35 year career.  My last position, as Vice President for Consumer Insights for the International Segment, provided global marketing and marketing research experience, along with global strategy.  

 

Meredith Speier is a professor in the Marketing department at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.