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Christopher A. Summers

Marketing PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University

Chris is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in marketing. He will join the University of South Carolina as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2016.

Chris is advised by Rebecca Walker Reczek. In his dissertation, he empirically investigates how behaviorally targeted advertisements affect consumer self-perceptions and behavior.

Prior to joining the PhD program, Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Penn State University. To view a current CV or get in touch with him, please visit his website at


  • 2011–present
    Marketing PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University


  • 2008 
    The Pennsylvania State University, B.A.


  • 2014
    Lucky Loyalty: The Effect of Consumer Effort on Predictions of Randomly-Determined Marketing Outcomes, Journal of Consumer Research

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Consumer Research
  • Society for Consumer Psychology
  • American Marketing Association