Professor Michael Levy honored by the American Collegiate Retailing Association

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The American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA) has awarded Michael Levy, the Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Marketing at Babson College, with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in Academics.

The award is presented to the scholar who has demonstrated a clear dedication to the retailing discipline with a sustained and significant scholarly output over a career in the academy. This includes significant service to the discipline and/or industry at the national or international levels.

Professor Levy accepted his award at the American Marketing Association (AMA)/ACRA Triennial Conference in Coral Gables, FL on March 5, 2015.

About Michael Levy

Michael Lev​y, PhD, is the Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Marketing and Director of the Retail Supply Chain Institute at Babson College. He received his PhD in business administration from Ohio State University and his undergraduate and MS degrees in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He taught at Southern Methodist University before joining the faculty as professor and chair of the marketing department at the University of Miami. Professor Levy has been honored for his “25 years of dedicated service to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Retailing,” (2011), has received the McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award for Grewal-Levy Marketing 2e with Connect in the Category of Excellence in Content and Analytics (2010), the “Revision of the Year for Marketing 2e" (Grewal/Levy) from McGraw-Hill Irwin (2010), the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, American Marketing Association, Retailing Special Interest Group (SIG), the Babson Faculty Scholarship Award (2009), and the Distinguished Service Award, Journal of Retailing (2009) (at Winter AMA). He was also rated as one of the “Best Researchers in Marketing,” in a survey published in Marketing Educator ( Summer 1997).

He has developed a strong stream of research in retailing, business logistics, financial retailing strategy, pricing, and sales management. He has published over 50 articles in leading marketing and logistics journals, including the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. He currently serves on the editorial review board of the International Journal of Logistics Management, European Business Review, and the Advisory Boards of International Retailing and Marketing Review and the European Retail Research. He is co-author of Retailing Management, 9e (2015), which is the best-selling retailing text in the world; Marketing, fourth edition (2014) and M-Marketing, third edition (2013), all with McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Professor Levy was co-editor of the Journal of Retailing from 2001-2007. He co-chaired the 1993 Academy of Marketing Science conference and the 2006 Summer AMA conference.

Professor Levy has worked in retailing and related disciplines throughout his professional life. Prior to his academic career, he worked for several retailers and a housewares distributor in Colorado. He has performed research projects with many retailers and retail technology firms, including Accenture, Federated Department Stores, Khimetrics (SAP), Mervyn’s, Neiman Marcus, ProfitLogic (Oracle), Zale Corporation, and numerous law firms.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​​​​​®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​​

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 06/17/2015 01:00