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Professor of Marketing



Office: HAR115

Office Hours 

Office:  Harris 115

Office Hours, Fall 2019:

Monday 4:30 - 5:40 PM

Wednesday 4:30 - 5:40 PM

and by appt.


Brief Bio 

Professor Jeff Podoshen signed on with F&M in 2004 upon completing his dissertation at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.  Podoshen's previous academic experience includes working as an educator in the Federal Bureau of Prisons at Fort Dix Federal  Correctional Facility as well as the Federal Correctional Institution at Fairton.  

Podoshen's professional experience includes a number of years in both the financial industry at Vanguard in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and in management consulting at Willis Towers Watson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Regarded as one of the leading scholars in the world on dark tourism and death consumption, Podoshen's research has been cited and published in the most competitive journals in Business.  He often performs his research with his undergraduate students as well as his research team based in Montreal, Canada which has received over $2 million in grants in the past six years.




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



Dev, M., Podoshen, J.S., & Shahzad, M. (2018). An exploratory comparison of materialism and conspicuous consumption in Pakistan.  Journal of International Consumer Marketing (in press).

Podoshen, J.S., Yan, G., Andrzejewski, S.A., Wallin, J., & Venkatesh, V. (2018). Dark tourism, abjection and blood:  A festival context. Tourism Management, 64 (2), 346-356.

Podoshen, J.S., Andrzejewski, S.A., Wallin, J., & Venkatesh, V. (2018).  Consuming abjection:  an examination of death and disgust in the black metal scene.  Consumption, Markets and Culture, 21 (2), 107-128.

Fang, Y. & Podoshen, J.S. (2017).  New insights into materialism and conspicuous consumption in China.  Journal of Consumer Ethics, 1 (2), 72-81.

Wallin, J.J., Podoshen, J.S., & Venkatesh, V. (2017).  Second wave true Norwegian black metal:  An ideologically evil music scene?  Arts and the Market 7 (2), 159-173.  Highly Commended Award Winner – voted as one of the top four papers published in the journal for 2017 by the Emerald Literati Network and the journal’s editorial team.

Podoshen, J.S. (2017). Trajectories in Holocaust tourism. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 12 (4), 347-364.

Andrzejewski, S.A., & Podoshen, J.S. (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, J.S., Venkatesh, V., Wallin, J., Andrzejewski, S., & Jin, Z. (2015). Dystopian dark tourism:  An exploratory examination. Tourism Management, 51 (December), 316-328.

Podoshen, J.S., Andrzejewski, S., Venkatesh, V.,  & Wallin, J. (2015). New approaches to dark tourism inquiry:  A response to Isaac. Tourism Management, 51 (December), 331-334.

Venkatesh, V., Podoshen, J.S., Urbaniak, K.,  &  Wallin, J. (2015). Eschewing community: Black metal. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 25 (1), 66-81.

Podoshen, J.S., Hunt, J.M., & Andrzejewski, S. (2015). Attribution processes in cross-cultural heritage tourism. Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 27 (2), 123-136.

Podoshen, J.S., Venkatesh, V., & Jin, Z. (2014). Theoretical reflections on dystopian consumer culture: Black metal. Marketing Theory, 14 (2), 207-227.

Podoshen, J.S., Andrzejewksi, S., & Hunt, J. (2014). Materialism, conspicuous consumption and American hip-hop subculture. Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 26 (4), 271-283.

Podoshen, J.S. (2013). Dark tourism motivations: Simulation, emotional contagion and topographic comparison. Tourism Management, 35 (April), 263-271.

Segal, B.W.,  & Podoshen, J.S. (2013). An examination of materialism, conspicuous consumption and gender differences. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37 (2), 189-198.

Podoshen, J.S., & Andrzejewski, S.A. (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.

Podoshen, J.S., & Hunt, J.M. (2011).  Equity restoration, the Holocaust and tourism of sacred sites. Tourism Management, 32, 1332-1342.

Podoshen, J.S., Li, L., & Zhang, J. (2010). Materialism and conspicuous consumption in China: A cross-cultural examination. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35 (1), 17-25.

Podoshen, J.S., & Hunt, J.M. (2009). Animosity, collective memory and equity restoration: Consumer reactions to the Holocaust. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 12 (4), 301-327.

Podoshen, J.S. (2009). Distressing events and future purchase decisions: Jewish consumers and the Holocaust. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 26 (4), 263-276.

Makarem, S.C., Mudambi, S.M.,  & Podoshen, J.S. (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, J.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, J.S. (2008). Why take tunes? An exploratory multinational look at student downloading. Journal of Internet Commerce, 7 (2), 180-202.

Podoshen, J.S., Verenca, E., & Ketkar, S. (2008). Transition in Romania: Is joining the EU a win for all? International Journal of Business in Emerging Markets, 1 (2), 107-123.

Podoshen, J.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, J.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.

Please contact for CV and listing of presentations and book chapters.


Course Information

Fall 2019:

BOS 200 - Organizing in the 21st Century

BOS 480 - Consumption, Markets and Culture

CNX 203 - Propaganda and Genocide

Students Please Note:  I use the system-generated waitlist for admission into all of my classes after intial registration has ended.  I understand that waitlists for my classes are extensive and I wish I could accomodate all interested students in my classes. Unfortunately, this is not possible.  Students wishing to find a space in my classes should add themselves to the waitlist in Banner.  Banner will automatically add students on the waitlist if/when space becomes available.