Schulich Marketing Chair Russell Belk to receive title of Distinguished Research Professor
York University will appoint Schulich School of Business Professor Russell Belk with the title of Distinguished Research Professor at Spring Convocation on June 20 at 10:30 a.m. The title is given to active faculty members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the University through research.
Russell Belk is the Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing at the Schulich School of Business. His research involves the meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving and materialism and his work is often cultural, visual, qualitative and interpretive.
Widely considered by academics around the world to be “the father of qualitative marketing”, Professor Belk has more than 400 publications to his name. He is currently on the editorial board of 20 journals and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Research.
In January 2013, Prof. Belk was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Dean’s Research Impact Award at Schulich for his demonstrated excellence in research. He has also received the Paul D. Converse Award for outstanding contributions to marketing scholarship, the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research, two Fulbright Fellowships and honorary professorships on four continents.
Belk is the past president of the Association for Consumer Research and the International Association of Marketing and Development. He is a fellow in the Association for Consumer Research and the American Psychological Association, as well as the co-founder of the Association for Consumer Research Film Festival.
A Distinguished Research Professorship is awarded for life and evolves into a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus upon retirement. All of York University’s distinguished research professors are encouraged to continue their involvement in the intellectual life of the University following retirement.
The major criterion for the honour is sustained and outstanding scholarly, professional or artistic achievement where a significant portion of the candidate’s work has been accomplished at York University. The award is inclusive of all full-time faculty in all disciplinary areas.