Debora V Thompson


Beyer Family Term Associate Professorship


MSB Faculty
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Debora V. Thompson is the Beyer Family Associate Professor of Marketing at the McDonough School of Business. She earned a PhD in Marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are in the area of consumers’ judgment and decision making, information processing, and persuasion. Professor Thompson uses psychological principles to predict how consumers form preferences and recommend effective marketing strategies. She was selected by the Marketing Science Institute as one the most promising young scholars in marketing in 2011. Her work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and the Harvard Business Review. She currently serves on the editorial review board of leading marketing journals (JM, JMR, JCR, JAMS, JCP, IJRM). Prior to entering academia, Professor Thompson worked as a marketing research analyst in Brazil, helping companies design customer satisfaction and market segmentation studies.


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  • PhD (2006) University of Maryland, Marketing


  • Portuguese (speak, read, write)