Dr. Michael Levens is Chair of the Marketing Department at Walsh College. Prior to his current position, Dr. Levens held an appointment to the Postdoctoral Marketing Faculty at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, served as interim chief academic officer and executive vice president, and chair of undergraduate business programs, Walsh College. He was also head of research and innovation at OnStar, brand manager at SAAB, and has held a variety of marketing leadership positions at General Motors. Dr. Levens has extensive global experience working in 35 countries on five continents and also has award-winning entrepreneurial experience with a business start-up, receiving Global 1st runner-up recognition in the 1996 International Entrepreneurial Challenge (MOOT CORP®).
Educated in the United States and Australia, Dr. Levens holds a Postdoctoral Qualification in Marketing and Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, Ph.D. in Organization and Management (Marketing) from Capella University, MBA from Bond University, and BS in Management Systems (Marketing) from Kettering University.
Dr. Levens’ research has been grant funded in the United States and European Union and is focused on affluent consumer behavior and non-traditional bundling strategies. He has conducted more than 100 research projects throughout the world and has presented his research at conferences hosted by the American Marketing Association, Advertising Research Foundation, Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Atlantic Marketing Association, Automotive Market Research Council, and the Canadian Marketing Association. He provides consulting services to Fortune 1000 companies including US Bank, Chrysler, Hallmark and Polaris and consults pro bono for major not-for-profits.
Dr. Levens is a Fulbright Scholar, who also serves as a Fulbright Peer Reviewer. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is active in the American Marketing Association, as well as MENSA. Levens serves on the Scientific Committee of the Journal of Economics and Culture, has been appointed to four different boards of directors, and presently serves as director of the Detroit Skating Club.
Last updated: March 2017