Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars 2017

Professor Russell Belk

Bio: Russell Belk is York University Distinguished Research Professor and Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is past president of the International Association of Marketing and Development, and is a fellow, past president, and Film Festival co-founder in the Association for Consumer Research.  He also co-initiated the Consumer Behavior Odyssey and the Consumer Culture Theory Conference. He has received the Paul D. Converse Award, two Fulbright Fellowships, and the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research and has approximately 600 publications.. His research tends to be qualitative, visual, and cultural. It involves the extended self, meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving, sharing, digital consumption, and materialism.

Professor Charles H. Noble

Bio: Dr. Charles H. Noble is currently the Proffitt's Professor of Marketing at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Previously, he was on the faculties of Boston College and The University of Mississippi. His research interests focus generally on design and development processes, as applied to both products and services. He has published in many leading journals including the Journal of Marketing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and many others. He is currently in his second term on the editorial board of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Charles has consulted for many organizations, primarily in the airline, retailing, consumer goods, and commercial real estate sectors. He has won several awards for both research and teaching.

Visiting Scholars 2016

Professor Russell Belk

Bio: Russell Belk is York University Distinguished Research Professor and Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is past president of the International Association of Marketing and Development, and is a fellow, past president, and Film Festival co-founder in the Association for Consumer Research.  He also co-initiated the Consumer Behavior Odyssey and the Consumer Culture Theory Conference. He has received the Paul D. Converse Award, two Fulbright Fellowships, and the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research and has approximately 600 publications.. His research tends to be qualitative, visual, and cultural. It involves the extended self, meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving, sharing, digital consumption, and materialism.

Dr Terry Cobb

Bio: Anthony T. (Terry) Cobb Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech and a Fellow with the Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne.  Terry has won a number of university level teaching awards including those for his innovative methods of team-based teaching.  His book, “Leading Project Teams” published by Sage, focuses on how self-managed student project teams can best use project management and team leadership skills for their work.  Terry has worked for, consulted with, and trained personnel for a variety of organizations in a variety of areas including the use of project management for organizational change.  Terry’s academic work is in organizational behavior and he has published in a variety of scholarly and professional outlets. In addition to Virginia Tech Terry has taught at Lincoln University in New Zealand and will co-teach a graduate class in organizational behavior for the Department of Management and Marketing at Uni. Melbourne.

Dr Marla Stafford

Visit postponed due to unforeseen circumstances

Bio: Dr. Marla Royne Stafford is the Great Oaks Foundation Professor of Marketing, Senior Research Fellow with the Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, Affiliate Faculty in the School of Public Health, and Chair of the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, her MBA from Rollins College and her BA from the University of Arizona. Dr. Royne Stafford is Past President of the American Academy of Advertising and past editor of the Journal of Advertising. She has also held the Fogelman College of Business & Economics Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship in 2005 and the University of Memphis First Tennessee Professorship from 2011-2014. In 2009, she received the University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award and in March of 2016, she was honoured by the American Academy of Advertising with the 2016 Ivan Preston Award for Outstanding contribution to Advertising Research. Her work has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Decision Sciences, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Communication in Healthcare, International Journal of Advertising, Psychology & Marketing and numerous other publications. She is co-editor of two books with ME Sharpe Publishing.

Five more international visitors will be delivering events across 2017.