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Melissa Markley

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Marketing
  • Doctorate in Busi​ness Administration
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center, Suite 7510
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Marketing, University of Alabama, 2008
  • MBA, Marketing, Bradley University, 2000
  • MA, Cognitive Psychology, Western Illinois University, 1998
  • BS, Psychology, The George Washington University, 1995

Research Areas​

Self-efficacy and consumer control of retail and service situations; decision processes and risk taking in consumption; goal orientation and attainment strategies; compulsive and impulsive behaviors; social responsibility of firms and customers.


Melissa Markley joined DePaul’s business faculty in 2008. She has coauthored articles that have been published in the Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, and Journal of Business Research, among other journals.

Her industry experience includes work as a senior research analyst for The Martec Group, Inc., a global strategic marketing research firm.