Paula Danskin Englis PhD
Dr. Englis is Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at Berry College and is also Research Fellow at the Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entreprenuership at the University of Twente, The Netherlands and Venture Lab International. Prof. Englis specializes her professorial work in strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international management and she has published more than 50 book chapters, articles and case studies. Dr. Englis has an active consulting practice particularly focusing on startup businesses. Her research focuses on born global firms, knowledge management, and business planning.
Deborah Evers, PhD
Dr. Evers is a consultant in marketing research and visiting professor at the Walton College, University of Arkansas. Specializing in interpretive and qualitative research, Deborah uses her academic background in sociology to understand the cultural context of consumption. She has taught numerous courses in marketing including consumer behavior and promotional strategy as well as management courses such as strategic management and organizational behavior. Deborah’s research has been published in Research in Consumer Behavior, Leisure Studies Journal, Advances in Consumer Research, the Journal of Macromarketing, and Marketing and Public Policy Conference Proceedings. She is currently examining the construction of identity with vegetarian consumers.
Jeff Murray, PhD
Dr. Murray is professor in the Marketing and Logistics Department, Walton College, University of Arkansas. Dr. Murray teaches in the undergraduate program, the full-time MBA program, the managerial MBA program and the executive MBA program in Shanghai, China. He has also taught in the doctoral program serving as Director of Doctoral Studies in Marketing for six years. Professor Murray’s doctoral students, who are now professors, teach at major universities throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. His research focuses on ethnography and semiotics in the context of shopper, buyer, and consumer behavior. Dr. Murray has recently taught doctoral seminars and workshops in ethnography at the University of Gothenburg in Göteborg, Sweden and the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. His research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Consumer Policy, American Behavioral Scientist, and Consumption, Markets and Culture. Professor Murray is currently serving on the editorial review board of the consumer behavior journal Consumption, Markets and Culture and is on the program committee for the Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2008 and 2009. He remains active in the American Marketing Association, the Association for Consumer Research, and the American Sociological Association. In 2002, Dr. Murray won the Outstanding All-Around Professor Award as well as the prestigious Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award at the University of Arkansas.
Natalie Wood, PhD
Dr. Wood is Associate Professor of Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, USA and Edith Cowan University, Australia. Prof. Wood’s research interests include social media and consumer behavior. She has published in journals such as The Journal of Marketing Communications, The Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Education Review, The International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising and The Journal of Website Promotion. She is the co-editor of Virtual Social Identity and Consumer Behavior published by M.E. Sharpe and is the author of the Marketing in Virtual Worlds published by Prentice Hall. She is also an Advisory Editor for the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research and the Assistant Director of the Center for Consumer Research at Saint Joseph’s University. Her research has been quoted in MSNBC News, MTV News, Yahoo News Philadelphia Inquirer, Herald Sun (Australia) and National Post (Canada).