Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Minor: Psychological and Human Development
Research Tool: Statistics
M.A. University of Nebraska–Lincoln
B.A. Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska
Dr. Les Carlson is a Professor of Marketing and holds the Nathan Gold Distinguished Professorship in Marketing in the College of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. He joined the UNL Department of Marketing in 2008 and has served the department as interim Department Chair.
Dr. Carlson began his academic career at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where he received the College of Business Administration Outstanding Teacher Award. He moved in 1990 to Clemson University where he received the Senior Scholar Research Award and the Service Excellence Award for the College of Business and Behavioral Science.
Dr. Carlson is a Past President and Treasurer of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) and a former editor of the Journal of Advertising and associate editor of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. He has received the AAA Outstanding Contribution to Research Award and the AAA Kim Rotzoll Award for Advertising Ethics and Social Responsibility. His research interests focus on consumer socialization and green marketing together with the public policy implications of both of these interest areas.