About the Authors
Shane Hunt Dr. Shane Hunt is the R.M. “Bob” Wood Endowed Professor in Sales Leadership and Professor of Marketing at Arkansas State University. Shane is the recipient of the 2010 National Inspire Integrity Award from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the 2010 Lt. Col. Barney Smith Award as Professor of the Year, and the 2015 Honors Professor of the Year at Arkansas State University. Shane’s research has appeared in The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, The Journal of Business Logistics and he has been invited to present to numerous organizations including the American Marketing Association and the National Conference in Sales Management. Shane is also the co-author of McGraw-Hill’s new Principles of Marketing textbook that is being used by students across the country. After completing his MBA at the University of Oklahoma, Shane went to work for a Fortune 500 company in Tulsa, OK and spent eight years working as a pricing analyst, product manager, and business development manager overseeing numerous Mergers and Acquisitions initiatives before completing his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. Shane lives in Jonesboro, AR with his wife Jenifer and their two children, Andrew and Sarah.
Dr. John Mello received his PhD from the University of Tennessee. John is a well-respected educator at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Arkansas State University College of Business. Prior to completing his PhD, John spent 28 years in the consumer packaged goods industry in a variety of positions at Unilever and Playtex Products. John holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, and master’s degrees from the University of New Haven and Wilmington College. John’s research has appeared in leading journals, including The Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and he has presented to leading conferences, including the Decisions Sciences Institute and the Marketing Management Association. John serves on the editorial review boards of multiple leading journals, including the Journal of Business Logistics and Transportation Journal. John is a professor of marketing and the director for the Center for Supply Chain Management at Arkansas State University. He lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas, with his wife Sandra; they have two adult daughters, Abby and Katie.
Dr. Deitz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management and the Director of the Customer NeuroInsights Research Laboratory (CNRL) at The University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Alabama and hold Bachelors and Master’s degrees from West Virginia University. Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked for more than 10 years as a sales and marketing executive for several leading software companies. Dr. Deitz’ substantive research involves strategic marketing issues, primarily in the context of services, retail, and “creative industries” (e.g., software development, film). In his role as Director of FCBE’s new “neuro” lab, he also pursues research opportunities that emphasize the application of physiological and neurological measurement systems in studying the influence of attention and emotion upon decision making. His work has been published in a number of leading journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Services Research, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Psychology and Marketing, and the Journal of Business Logistics. His research has been recognized at a number of international conferences, including the AMA Summer Educators’ and the Society of Marketing Science conferences. In addition, Dr. Deitz serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Advertising, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.