Department of Marketing

The department is located on the third floor of the College of Business Administration Building. The department consists of 17 faculty members who have accumulated many years of teaching experience. All of our marketing courses are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants. Besides teaching expertise, the faculty members have distinguished themselves by publishing books and journal articles, by doing community service, and by their consulting and business experience. Augmenting the full-time faculty are a few highly qualified business professionals/executives who teach courses on a part-time basis.

The Department of Marketing is host to three student organizations: Pi Sigma Epsilon, Mu Kappa Tau and the International Business Association. Membership in PSE and IBA is not limited to marketing or international business majors. These organizations help to develop leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills. They plan and carry out a number of real world projects every semester, and function just like small businesses. The PSE chapter is nationally recognized as exceptional. Our chapter was national chapter of the year in 1992, and has been ranked among the top chapters in the country for the past 17 years.

Marketing - Full Time Faculty

James McKelvey, MBA
Title: Assistant Professor of Practice
Dept/Program: Department of Marketing
Phone: (330) 972-6373
Email: jdm155@uakron.edu


Deborah Owens, Ph.D.

Deborah Owens, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business
Dept/Program: Department of Marketing
Phone: (330) 972-8079
Email: deb@uakron.edu


Andrew R. Thomas, Ph.D.

Andrew R. Thomas, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business
Dept/Program: Department of Marketing
Phone: (330)972-7119
Fax: 330-972-5798
Email: art@uakron.edu


Linda Orr, Ph.D.

Linda Orr, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor of Marketing
Dept/Program: Department of Marketing
Phone: (330) 972-5447
Email: linda@uakron.edu


David G. Payne, MS

David G. Payne, MS
Title: Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the Fisher Institute for Professional Selling
Dept/Program: Department of Marketing
Phone: (330) 972-8084
Email: dpayne@uakron.edu