Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management

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GREGORY BOLLER, Associate Professor


Greg is an Associate Professor of Marketing, and Chairman of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Greg holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Marketing from Penn State University. In addition to marketing, his training includes psycholinguistics, rhetoric, and poetics. Greg has been at the University of Memphis since 1988, and teaches creative marketing communications, creativity & innovation, ethics, negotiation, global marketing strategy and philosophy of science.
Greg's current research interests center on empathy, business ethics and performance ethnography. His work has been published in The Journal of Consumer Research, The Journal of Advertising, The Journal of Business Research, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, The Journal of Marketing Management, The Journal of Healthcare Marketing, Advances in Consumer Research and the Proceedings of the Pacific Sociological Association.
Greg regularly conducts creativity, leadership, negotiation and communications training seminars for companies (e.g., International Paper, Hilton Worldwide, ALSAC/St. Jude, Baptist Memorial Hospital, FedEx, Southern Sun Asset Management, AutoZone, and Williams Sonoma) and executive development programs. He has served as an advertising consultant to the US Navy. Greg served as political research consultant to ABC News, the Foundation for National Progress, and the National Institute on Media and the Family. He also served as a lobbying strategy consultant for the National Hardwood Lumber Association and Family Business First.

In addition to his academic and consulting responsibilities, Greg is an enthusiastic member of the Memphis theatre community. Greg recently served as a member of the Theatre Memphis Board of Directors, and two terms as a member of the Germantown Community Theatre Board of Directors (was Board President during the 2004 – 2005 season). Currently, Greg is serving as a member of the Theatre Memphis Season Selection Committee and a Board Member with New Moon Theatre. Greg is a Teaching Artist at Playhouse on the Square where he teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced adult acting, as well as advanced acting for teens. As an actor, Greg's favorite roles include John in The Lifespan of a Fact, O’Brien in 1984, Stan in Sweat and C. P. Ellis in Best of Enemies (Circuit Playhouse), Kier in All Saints in the Old Colony (POTS at the Works), Claudius in Hamlet, Titus in Titus Andronicus, and Kent in King Lear (Theatre Works), Sec. McNamara and Sen. Easton in All the Way (Playhouse on the Square), Richard in Richard III and Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire (Theatre Memphis), and Joe Keller in All My Sons (Germantown Community Theatre). Greg is currently prepping Arsenic and Old Lace as Jonathan Brewster with Theatre Memphis -- opens October 14.

Greg is an impassioned poet, an avid (and eternally injured) tennis player, a struggling musician (he plays the guitar, didgeridoo and the djembe) and a wanderlust-driven cook. Greg is married and has two daughters.