Jeff Inman Elected Editor in Chief of Journal of Consumer Research

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

J. Jeffrey Inman, associate dean for research and faculty and the Albert Wesley Frey Professor of Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, was elected Editor in Chief of the Journal of Consumer Research, the most prestigious journal focused on scholarly research that describes and explains consumer behavior. Empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles that span fields as diverse as psychology, marketing, sociology, economics, healthcare, and anthropology are featured in this interdisciplinary journal. Jeff Inman

"Jeff is an expert on marketing and consumer behavior and his new role with the Journal of Consumer Research is well deserved,” says Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean of the Katz School and College of Business Administration. “We are fortunate at Katz to have forward-thinking faculty such as Jeff who are passionate about making an impact in their respective fields, and I congratulate him on his election."

The incoming editorial team comprises highly recognized and accomplished scholars who offer a broad range of perspectives. The team will serve a three-year term effective January 1, 2018.

Margaret Campbell, professor of marketing and associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business; Anna Kirmani, professor of marketing at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business; and Linda Price, Philip H. Knight Chair and professor of marketing at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business will serve as co-editors. 

“We are honored to have been selected to steward the Journal of Consumer Research,” Inman says. “We plan to build on the momentum of the current editorial team and make the Journal of Consumer Research the first choice of all consumer-focused high quality research from around the world. “Our goal is to encourage papers that address topics of importance to consumers that are conceptually or empirically rich.”

Inman is also president of the Society for Consumer Psychology and is past president of the Association for Consumer Research. He joined the Katz faculty in 2000 as the Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing. His research interests include consumer decision making, shopper marketing, and eating behaviors, and he has been published in scholarly journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing. 

 “We feel strongly that the Journal of Consumer Research is well-positioned to provide useful insights about consumers’ lives to marketers and policy makers, drawing on multiple disciplines representing the important and sometimes vulnerable voices of consumers, families, and children,” Inman says. 

Inman will co-chair the 2017 Marketing Academic Research Colloquium on June 1-2, 2017. The symposium will bring together leading marketing scholars to share research ideas and collaborations. For more information, visit http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/faculty/2017-marc-symposium.