Professor Emeritus of Marketing Bobby Calder joined the Kellogg faculty in 1975 and he was named the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing in 1993. He has held an endowed chair at Kellogg since 1986 when he was named the A. Montgomery Ward Professor of Marketing. Previously, he taught marketing, organizational behavior, behavioral science and consumer psychology, and social psychology at the University of Illinois and at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also director of Organizational Research for National Analysis, a division of Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He is also a professor of Journalism and Media in the Medill School and a professor of psychology at Northwestern.
Prof. Calder's research focuses on the analysis of consumer behavior, media consumption, and marketing strategy. His work has covered the health care, food, electronics, and financial services industries. He has published more than 50 articles in leading academic journals and contributed to several books.
Prof. Calder has served on committees for the Marketing Science Institute and the Advertising Research Foundation and is past chairman of the policy board of the Journal of Consumer Research. He is a frequent speaker at company and association meetings and a consultant to a number of major U.S. businesses, such as AT&T, General Motors, and Coca Cola Foods, as well as not-for-profit organizations.