Associate Professor of Marketing



Office: HAR115

Harris 115

Office Hours, Summer 2017: 4pm-4:30pm M-R



Ph.D., Temple University, Fox School of Business

M.B.A.,  Temple University, Fox School of Business

B.S., University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business & Economics


Dark Tourism, Death Consumption, Consumer Behavior, Materialism


Recent articles published in Refereed Journals

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2017), “Trajectories in Holocaust Tourism,” Journal of Heritage Tourism (in press).

Wallin, Jason, Jeffrey S. Podoshen, & Vivek Venkatesh (2017).  "Second Wave True Norwegian Black Metal:  An Ideologically Evil Music Scene?"  Arts and the Market (in press).  

Fang, Yiwei & Jeffrey S. Podoshen (2017).  "New Insights into Materialism and Conspicuous Consumption in China,"  Journal of Consumer Ethics (in press).

Andrzejewski, Susan A. and Jeffrey S. Podoshen (2017), “The Influence of Cognitive Load on Nonverbal Accuracy of Caucasian and African-American Targets: Implications for Ad Processing,” Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 29 (2), 83-90 .

Podoshen, Jeffrey S., Vivek Venkatesh, Jason Wallin, Susan Andrzejewski and Zheng Jin (2015), “Dystopian Dark Tourism:  An Exploratory Examination,” Tourism Management, 51 (December), 316-328.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S., Susan Andrzejewski, Vivek Venkatesh and Jason Wallin (2015), “New Approaches to Dark Tourism Inquiry:  A Response to Isaac,” Tourism Management, 51 (December), 331-334.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S., James M. Hunt and Susan Andrzejewski (2015), “Attribution Processes in Cross-Cultural Heritage Tourism,” Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 27 (2), 123-136.

Venkatesh, Vivek, Jeffrey S. Podoshen, Kathryn Urbaniak and Jason Wallin (2015), "Eschewing Community: Black Metal," Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 25 (1), 66-81.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S., Andrzejewksi, Susan and James Hunt (2014), “Materialism, Conspicuous Consumption and American Hip-Hop Subculture,” Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 26 (4), 271-283.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S., Vivek Venkatesh and Zheng Jin (2014), “Theoretical Reflections on Dystopian Consumer Culture: Black Metal,” Marketing Theory, 14 (2), 207-227.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2013), “Dark Tourism Motivations: Simulation, Emotional
Contagion and Topographic Comparison,” Tourism Management, 35 (April), 263-271.

Segal, Brenda W. and Jeffrey S. Podoshen (2013),  “An Examination of Materialism, Conspicuous Consumption and Gender Differences,” International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37 (2), 189-198.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. and Susan A. Andrzejewski (2012), “An Investigation into the Relationships Between Materialism, Conspicuous Consumption, Brand Loyalty and Impulse Buying.”  Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 20 (3): 319-334.

Dobscha, Susan, Jenna Drenten, Kent Drummond, Terrance Gabel, Christopher Hackley, Sidney Levy, Jeffrey Podoshen, Dennis Rook, Katherine Sredl, Rungpaka Amy Tiwaskul and Ekant Veer (2012), “Death and All His Friends: The Role of Identity, Ritual, and Disposition in the Consumption of Death,” Advances in Consumer Research, XL, Association for Consumer Resarch.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. and James M. Hunt (2011), “Equity Restoration, The Holocaust and Tourism of Sacred Sites,” Tourism Management, 32 (6): 1332-1342.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S., Lu Li and Junfeng Zhang (2010), "Materialism and Conspicuous Consumption in China: A Cross-Cultural Examination," International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35 (1): 17-25.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. and James M. Hunt (2009), "Animosity, Collective Memory and Equity Restoration: Consumer Reactions to the Holocaust," Consumption, Markets and Culture, 12 (4): 301-327.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2009), “Distressing Events and Future Purchase Decisions: Jewish Consumers and the Holocaust,” Journal of Consumer Marketing, 26 (4): 263-276.

Makarem, Suzanne C., Susan M. Mudambi and Jeffrey S. Podoshen (2009), "Satisfaction in Technology-Enabled Service Encounters," Journal of Services Marketing, 23 (3): 134-144. Highly Commended Award Winner – voted as one of the top four papers published in the journal for 2009 by the Emerald Literati Network and the journal’s editorial team.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2008), "The African American Consumer Revisited: Brand Loyalty, Word of Mouth, and the Effects of the Black Experience," Journal of Consumer Marketing, 25 (4): 211-222.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2008), "Why Take Tunes? An Exploratory Multinational Look at Student Downloading," Journal of Internet Commerce, 7 (2): 180-202.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S., Emanuela Verenca and Sonia Ketkar (2008), "Transition in       Romania: Is Joining the EU a Win for All?" International Journal of Business in          Emerging Markets, 1 (2), 107-123. 

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2006), “Sins of the Fathers:  The Holocaust and the Leisure Travel Decision Among American Jews,” Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11 (5): 331-336.

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2006), "Word of Mouth, Brand Loyalty and Acculturation: A New Look at the American Jewish Consumer," Journal of Consumer Marketing, 23 (5): 266-282. 


Peer-reviewed Essays 

Podoshen, Jeffrey S. (2014), “Reactionary Modernism: An Essay on the Post-postmodern Condition,” Journal of Research for Consumers, 25.


Chapters in Edited Volumes

Venkatesh, V., Nelson, B.J., Thomas, T., Wallin, J.J., Podoshen, J.S., Thompson, C., Jezer-Morton, K., Rabah, J., Urbaniak, K. & St. Laurent, M. (Accepted). Exploring the language and spectacle of online hate speech in the black metal scene: Developing theoretical and methodological intersections between the social sciences and the humanities.  In N. Varas-Díaz & N. Scott (eds.) Heavy Metal and the Communal Experience. Lanham, MD:  Lexington Press.

Venkatesh, V., Wallin, J. J., Walschots, N., Netherton, J., & Podoshen, J. (in press). Transcending and Subjugating Death in Necrophilic Death Metal: Examining the Ethos of Abjection and Sex Pollution in A Niche Cultural Art Form.  In A. Aggrawal, E. Hickey, & L. Mellor (eds.), Necrophilia: A Global Anthology. San Diego, CA: Cognella, Inc

Podoshen, J. (2016).  Examining death and learning about life.  In S. Dobscha (ed.) Death in a Consumer Culture (pp. 316-319).  New York:  Routledge.

Venkatesh, V., Podoshen, J., Perri, D., & Urbaniak, K. (2014). From pride to prejudice to shame: Multiple facets of the black metal scene within and without online environments. In V. Venkatesh, J. Wallin, J. Castro, & J. E. Lewis (eds.) Educational, behavioral and psychological considerations in niche online communities (pp. 364–388). Hershey, PA: IGI Worldwide.

Please contact for CV and listing of Presentations.

Course Information

Fall 2017:

BOS 200 - Organizing in the 21st Century:  Strategies for Organizing

BOS 341 - Marketing

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