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Bill Bearden (Ph.D., University of South Carolina) is the NationsBank Professor of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. Bill has won numerous teaching awards and is on the Editorial Review Boards of numerous journals. His research interests include marketing research and consumer behavior.
Tom Ingram (Ph.D., Georgia State) is Department Chair and Professor of Marketing at Colorado State University. Tom’s previous affiliations include the University of Memphis and the University of Kentucky. Tom has won numerous teaching and research awards, and has been published extensively in professional journals. His research interests include selling and sales management.
Buddy LaForge (DBA, University of Tennessee) is the Brown-Forman Professor of Marketing at the University of Louisville. He is the founding editor of the Marketing Education Review. His work has also been extensively published in journals, and he serves on many boards and advisory councils. His research interests include marketing education and sales management.