• jeff podoshen jclc april 02 2009 007
Professor of Marketing



Office: HAR115

Office Hours 

Spring 2023 Office Hours:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5pm 

                                                                 and by appointment

Brief Bio 

Professor Jeff Podoshen signed on with F&M in 2005 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 some of the most competitive journals in his field.  He often performs his research with his undergraduate students in the US and abroad.




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


Journal Articles in Marketing and Tourism

Podoshen, J.S., Ekpo, A., & Abiru, O. (2021) Diversity, tokenism and comic books:  Crafting better strategies. Business Horizons, 64 (1), 131-140.

Keech, J., Morrin, M., & Podoshen, J.S. (2020), The effects of materialism and luxury branding on consumer acceptance of sustainable synthetic (lab-grown) products.  Journal of Consumer Marketing, 35  (5), 579-590.

Keech, J., Papakroni, J., & Podoshen, J.S. (2020). Gender differences in materialism, power, risk-aversion, self-consciousness, and social comparison.  Journal of International Consumer Marketing32 (2), 83-93.

Dev, M., Podoshen, J.S., & Shahzad, M. (2018). An exploratory comparison of materialism and conspicuous consumption in Pakistan.  Journal of International Consumer Marketing 30 (5), 317-325 .

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.


Journal Articles in Media and Film Studies

Podoshen, J.S., Venkatesh, V., Wallin, J., Rabah, J., & Glass, D. (2020).  Promoting extreme violence:  Visual and narrative analysis of select ultraviolent terrorism propaganda videos produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015 and 2016. Terrorism and Political Violence 32 (8), 1753-1775.

Podoshen, J.S. (2020).  Re-Conceptualizing David Cronenberg’s Videodrome in the age of social media. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 37 (3), 275-283.

Podoshen, J.S. (2019).  Constructing black metal mythology for the global monopoly:  #ittakescourage.  Metal Music Studies, 4 (2), 375-380.

Podoshen, J.S. (2018).  Tracing the trajectory of cursing God through extreme metal. Théologiques 26 (1), 105-116.

Podoshen, J.S. (2018).  Finding value in the transgressive:  Der Todesking. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 35 (7), 762-769.

Podoshen, J.S. (2018).  Home is where the horror is:  Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left and A Nightmare on Elm Street.  Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 35(7), 722-729.


Chapters in Edited Volumes

Podoshen, J. (2023). Pushing the limits of the 'darkest' dark tourism:  Dark tourism in the age of extremity.  In N. Varas-Diaz, N. Scott and B. Bardine (Eds.), On Extremity: From Music to Images, Words and Experiences. (in press)  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Press.

Podoshen, J. (2018).  Dark tourism in an increasingly violent world.  In P. Stone, R. Hartmann, T. Seaton, R. Sharpley and L. White (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism (pp. 173-188).  Hampshire, UK:  Palgrave.

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. (2016). 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 (pp. 217-250). Lanham, MD:  Lexington Press.

Venkatesh, V., Wallin, J.J., Walschots, N., Netherton, J., & Podoshen, J. (2016). 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.), Understanding Necrophilia: A Global Multidisciplinary Approach. 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.



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Course Information

Spring 2023:

BOS 480 - Social Media Seminar

BOS 345 - Consumer Psychology

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