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Merrick School of Business

Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Marketing and Entrepreneurship Faculty

The faculty in the marketing and entrepreneurship department bring to the classroom the skills and competencies that help students communicate and deliver value to customers. They drive creativity and capture opportunities in many forms through research and teaching.


Frank van Vliet, executive in residence, marketing
Frank R. van Vliet
Executive in Residence in Marketing

Ven Sriram, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing

Ven Sriram, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor of Marketing

Darlene Brannigan Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing

Darlene Brannigan Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

Tiago Ratinho, Ph.D., assoc. professor of innovation and entrepreneurship

Tiago Ratinho, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship

Dennis A. Pitta, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing
Dennis A. Pitta, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

David C. Lingelbach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

David C. Lingelbach, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Michael Laric,, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing

Michael Laric, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

Meet the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Faculty

Meet the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Faculty 

There are nine full-time faculty in the department. They each have unique experiences in the business sector and bring their knowledge to the classroom.

The department supports the following academic programs: