School of Retailing

SCHOOL OF RETAILING TEAM

Kyle Murray, PhD

Director (Outgoing), The School of Retailing and Marketing Professor
Vice Dean (Incoming), Alberta School of Business

Dr. Kyle B. Murray is a Professor of Marketing and Director of the School of Retailing at the University of Alberta's School of Business. Kyle studies human judgment and decision making. His work uses the tools of experimental psychology and behavioral economics to better understand the choices that consumers make. Professor Murray's research has been published in leading journals in marketing, management information systems and organizational behavior and has authored two books The Retail Value Proposition and CB.

His research has applications in shopper marketing, customer loyalty, electronic retailing, and pricing. Dr. Murray has consulted in these areas for clients including the Competition Bureau of Canada, General Motors, Industry Canada, Johnson and Johnson, Leger, The Research Intelligence Group, LoyaltyOne, and Microsoft.

Contact Information:

Kyle Murray
School of Retailing
3-23 Business Building,
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2R6

(780) 248-1091
kyle.murray@ualberta.ca

 

John Pracejus, PhD

Director (Incoming), The School of Retailing and Associate Professor in Marketing, Business Economics and Law.

John Pracejus is the incoming Director for the School of Retailing. His research focuses on consumer emotional response to marketing, how consumers interpret visual communications in marketing, and how consumers respond to brand associations, such as celebrities, events, and charitable causes. He has published work in journals such as: Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Florida and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois. He has presented research findings in over 20 countries and have taught at universities in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, Russia and the United States.  

John Pracejus
School of Retailing
3-40J Business Building, 
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2R6

(780) 492-2023
pracejus@ualberta.ca 

 

Emily Salsbury-Deveaux

Executive Director, The School of Retailing 

 

Emily Deveaux is an award winning Retail and Real Estate Strategist. She is the Executive Director of The School of Retailing at the University of Alberta's School of Business. 

Emily began her career in retail at the age of 16 when she started her own consulting firm. As a young, passionate business minded individual she would bargain on her ability to increase business for stores in Edmonton through sales training, merchandising and teaching them how people shop. She would also map out traffic patterns and provide demographic analysis and sell the information to retailers. In her 14 years of experience working with retailers and shopping centres, her strategies and unique approach have propelled start-ups into million dollar ventures. 

Her passion for customer service and staff retention have ignited some of the most creative and engaging retail environments. 

She brings an understanding of buying behaviour and trend forecasting that helps clients make informed business decisions and manage risk. Emily knows how to create a competitive advantage through the effective use of technology applications and trains small business on the importance of collecting client data.  

www.emmydeveaux.com

Contact Information:

School of Retailing
3-23 Business Building, 
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2R6

(780) 248-1238 
salsbury@ualberta.ca

 

Craig Patterson, BComm, LLB 

Director of Applied Research

 

Craig is a retail analyst, consultant, and Director of Applied Research at the School of Retailing. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degree, both from the University of Alberta. He's also President & CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. 

clpatter@ualberta.ca

Ian R. Gellatly, PhD

Professor of Organizational Theory and Human Resources Management

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Ian Gellatly is a professor of organizational behavior and human resources management within the Alberta School of Business.  Ian received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Western Ontario.  In 1993, Ian joined the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge, eventually moving to the University of Alberta in 1998. 

Ian's primary research examines the "person" and "situation" factors that drive job performance, citizenship behaviour, attendance patterns, and turnover decisions. Specifically, his work has extended the literature on employee commitment, including the sources of, effects of, and the interplay among the different forms of employee attachment (and engagement).  Ian's research also looks at how the attitudes and behaviours of individual employees can be influenced by the structural characteristics of the firm, its management practices, and the attitudes/behaviours of other members within their respective workgroups/teams. Another theme in his work has been to examine how and when personality characteristics are expressed on the job.

Ian's published work on these and other topics appears in various outlets, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Performance, and Human Resource Management.  At this time, Ian serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the Journal of Personnel Psychology, and is an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals.  In addition to his teaching and research, Ian has served as a consultant to business and government. 

Since 2000, Ian has held the CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) designation.  He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists.

Jeanel Alvarado 

Student President 

Jeanel joined the School of Retailing in 2015 as a Senior Consultant. Now in the 4th year of her Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Jeanel is employed as both Student President and Managing Director of the School of Retailing Consulting Group. Graduating in April with a number of projects under her belt, Jeanel hopes to continue on with her own consulting practice in the retailing sector. 

 

 

 

School of Retailing

3-23 Business Building,
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2R6

(780) 248-1238 

SchoolofRetailing@ualberta.ca