Steven M. Shugan, the McKethan-Matherly Eminent Scholar & Professor at the University of Florida, teaches multivariate statistics, marketing models and advanced marketing management. His Ph.D. in Managerial Economics is from Northwestern University. He was formerly a full professor at University of Chicago (13 years), an assistant professor at the University of Rochester (2 years) and an instructor at SDA Bocconi, Milano. He has taught marketing, econometrics (Chicago), statistics (Florida) and computer science (Northwestern). He was editor-in-chief of Marketing Science (6 years), editor of Journal of Business and senior editor of International Research in Marketing. He has served on over 10 editorial boards including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Service Science, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Management Science, and (for a short-time) Journal of Interactive Marketing. He has numerous publications (including 27 editorials & commentaries), made over one hundred professional presentations in over 22 countries.
He is an INFORMS fellow as well as an Inaugural Fellow of the Society for Marketing Science. He won several best paper awards (including twice: Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, finalist: Journal of Service Research, finalist: Journal of Marketing Research), and best teaching awards. He has won the INFORMS service award and been given awards by several universities. He has consulted for over twenty (20) different firms. He has testified as an expert witness in over a dozen legal matters for companies including Apple Computer and Oracle. He has written commercial software including a simulation game. He has served on numerous committees including the tenure and promotion committees at both the University of Chicago and the University of Florida (chair). He was past chairman of the INFORMS College on Marketing, twice organizer of the Marketing Science Conference, and chair of numerous dissertation committees. His current research includes services marketing (integrating operations), metrics, entertainment marketing, advance-selling, normative methods for modeling competition, markets for evaluative information, models of selling and product policy.