2023 ACR Conference + Doc Symposium Chairs

Dear ACR members,

On behalf of President-Elect Tina Lowrey and the ACR Board of Directors, I am delighted and honored to announce the ACR conference chairs for the 2023 ACR Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA (October 26-29, 2023): Lan Nguyen ChaplinPriya Raghubir, and Keith Wilcox. They will be joined by the ACR-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Symposium team of Selin Atalay and Fleura Bardhi. Please join me in congratulating them on this honor and offering them your support.

Their brief bios follow:
Lan Nguyen Chaplin is a Professor of marketing at Northwestern University, Medill (starting June 2022). She received her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Minnesota, and her B.A. in neuroscience with a concentration in behavioral medicine from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lan studies children’s consumer behavior, with a focus on why products, brands and experiences make children happy at different ages. She also examines the development of materialism in children. She was the co-winner of JCR’s Best Article of the Year Award in 2018. She serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing and Journal of Consumer Affairs, and has served as a guest Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Psychology and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. She publishes in outlets including: Harvard Business Review, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Psychological Science and Child Development.
  Her research has been covered by TIME, Forbes, The New York Times, Fortune, National Geographic, Scientific American, Popular Science, Esquire Magazine, CNBC, ABC news radio, CBS news, MSN, The Atlantic, Washington Times, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Parenting, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, and Glamour.
Priya Raghubir joined NYU-Stern in July 2008. She is the Dean Abraham L. Gitlow Professor of Business. She is the past Editor of JCP-Research Reports and is an MSI Academic Fellow. Prior to joining NYU-Stern, Priya was at the Haas School, UC-Berkeley (1997-2008) and HKUST (1994-1997).
  Priya’s research interests are in the areas of consumer psychology, including psychological aspects of prices and money; memory and context effects; health risk; and visual and sensory information processing. She has published over 75 articles and book chapters in journals such as the JMR, JCR, JCP, JM, JPSP and Marketing Science and has over a dozen other working papers.  She has delivered over 100 invited presentations at major universities, symposia and conferences around the world, and her work has been presented a similar number of times at schools and conferences by her co-authors, students and herself.
Keith Wilcox is the Macy’s Foundation Professor in the marketing department at the Mays Business School. He holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the City University of New York, Baruch College, an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from the City University of New York, Baruch College.   Dr. Wilcox’s research examines consumer behavior and decision-making, with a specific focus on self-control and how feelings influence judgment. His research seeks to find ways to help consumers make better decisions related to their eating and spending behavior. He is also interested in understanding the factors that lead consumers to purchase counterfeit and genuine luxury brands. His research has been published in several leading academic journals, including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He is currently an associate Editor at the Journal of Consumer Research and serves as a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Selin Atalay is Professor of Marketing at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany since September 2014. Before joining the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, she was an Associate Professor of Marketing at HEC Paris. Selin Atalay holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from Penn StateHer research interests focus primarily on consumer decision-making processes. She is mostly interested in the effects of visual attention, retail shelf location, existential anxiety and social exclusion on consumer decision making. Selin uses process tracing methods such as mouse and eye tracking to study choice at the point of purchase, online and offline. Selin's recent work applies a natural language processing (NLP) approach to investigate the impact of syntax in marketing communications. Selin uses both field data and experimental data in her work.


Fleura Bardhi is a Professor of Marketing at Bayes Business School (formally Cass), City, University of London, UK since 2013. Before that, she was an Associate Professor of Marketing at Northeastern University, Boston, USA. She holds a PhD from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Fleura’s research interests fall into the areas of 1) materiality, 2) access and ownership, and 3) consumer life transitions (e.g., liminality, relocations, death). Her research takes a consumer culture theory (CCT) approach to examine consumer experiences in a globalized world where traditional socio-cultural institutions, such as ownership, nationality, home, and work are undergoing drastic changes brought about by technology and the shifting geographic, social, and cultural boundaries. Her research has advanced the concepts of liquid consumption and access-based consumption in marketing. Fleura’s work has been published in Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Harvard Business Review, etc. She is a visiting professor at Lund University, Sweden.



Dr. Rajiv Vaidyanathan
Professor and Department Head | Department of Marketing | lsbe.d.umn.edu/mktg
Executive Director | Association for Consumer Research | www.acrwebsite.org
University of Minnesota Duluth | d.umn.edu
rvaidyan@d.umn.edu | 218-726-6817

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