Michael Levy, PhD (Ohio State University), is the Charles
Clarke Reynolds Professor of Marketing Emeritus at Babson College. He received his PhD in business administration from The Ohio State University and his undergraduate and MS degrees in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He taught at Southern Methodist University before joining the faculty as professor and chair of the marketing department at the University of Miami.
Professor Levy received the first ever Academic Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the 2015 AMA/ACRA Triennial Conference, “25 years of dedicated service to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Retailing,” (2011), McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award for Grewal-Levy Marketing 2e with Connect in the Category of Excellence in Content and Analytics (2010), “Revision of the Year for Marketing 2e (Grewal/Levy) from McGraw-Hill Irwin (2010), 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, American Marketing Association, Retailing Special Interest Group (SIG) (at Summer AMA), Babson Faculty Scholarship Award (2009), and the Distinguished Service Award, Journal of Retailing (2009) (at Winter AMA). He was rated as one of the “Best Researchers in Marketing,” in a survey published in Marketing Educator ( Summer 1997.) He has developed a strong stream of research in retailing, business logistics, financial retailing strategy, pricing, and sales management. He has published over 50 articles in leading marketing and logistics journals, including the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. He currently serves on the editorial review board of the International Journal of Logistics Management, European Business Review, and the Advisory Boards of International Retailing and Marketing Review and the European Retail Research. He is coauthor of Retailing Management, 9e (2015), which is the best-selling retailing text in the world; Marketing, fifth edition (2016) and M-Marketing, fourth edition (2015), all with McGraw-Hill Education. Professor Levy was co-editor of Journal of Retailing from 2001 to 2007. He co-chaired the 1993 Academy of Marketing Science conference and the 2006 Summer AMA conference.
Professor Levy has worked in retailing and related disciplines throughout his professional life. Prior to his academic career, he worked for several retailers and a housewares distributor in Colorado. He has performed research projects with many retailers and retail technology firms, including Accenture, Federated Department Stores, Khimetrics (SAP), Mervyn’s, Neiman Marcus, ProfitLogic (Oracle), Zale Corporation, and numerous law firms.