Joe Redden

Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Marketing Analytics


  • Ph. D. 2006
    Marketing University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • MBA 1998
    Marketing Duke University
  • BBA 1994
    Accounting University of Kentucky
  • BS 1994
    Computer Science University of Kentucky


  • Strategies to promote healthy eating
  • Maximizing liking (without changing the product)
  • Ways to reduce the effects of satiation (boredom)
  • Effects of product variety on serving sizes and consumption


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. Professor Redden joined the faculty of the Marketing Department in 2008.

He is currently focused on how to help consumers extract more enjoyment without changing the product, how to reduce consumer boredom, and how to encourage (and enjoy) healthier eating. His original work in this area, "Reducing Satiation: The Role of Categorization Level," won the American Marketing Association's 2007 John A. Howard Doctoral Dissertation Award and the 2008 Robert Ferber Award based on a publication in the Journal of Consumer Research. He was also chosen as a Young Scholar and Marketing Scholar for 2013 and 2020 respectively by the Marketing Science Institute, and was named to the Poets & Quants list of the Top 40 Undergraduate Professors in 2017.

Prior to academia, he was a senior management consultant for clients that included BMW, Sara Lee, Westinghouse, and Bombardier. He also worked as the Director of Product Management at leading digital agency Avenue A, and was a founding member of aQuantive's Atlas division, which Microsoft acquired for $6 billion in 2007. He still currently consults with a number of leading companies.

Selected Works & Activities

  • Carlson School of Management Dean's Small Research Grant of $8,826 for "Variety Amnesia fMRI"

  • Carlson School of Management Dean's Small Research Grant of $2,150 for "Variety Perception and Food Intake"

  • 2007 John A. Howard / AMA Doctoral Dissertation Award, best dissertation in marketing

  • 2008 Robert Ferber Award, best interdisciplinary dissertation article published in the latest volume of the Journal of Consumer Research

  • Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center Ackoff Award of $4,000

  • Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs grant of $15,000 for "Serving Vegetables First as a Strategy for Increasing Vegetable Consumption in an Elementary School Cafeteria", 2012 (co-investigator with Zata Vickers as primary investigator).

  • 2013 Marketing Young Scholar, Marketing Science Institute, most promising scholars in marketing

  • 2017 Poets & Quants list of the Top 40 Undergraduate Professors

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