Director of Undergraduate Marketing Program
Research Interests: consumer behavior and decision making, brand management, investor psychology , retailing, marketing in china
Keith E. Niedermeier is currently the Director of the Undergraduate Marketing Program and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He previously spent five years as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Penn State University and is also a Visiting Professor at the Peking University, Beijing International MBA program. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Michigan State University in 1999. Before going into academics, he worked in advertising at a large Midwest firm specializing in the automotive industry and business-to-business marketing.
Dr. Niedermeier’s research focuses on consumer decision-making. His specific interests involve branding, social media, investor psychology, and marketing in China. Dr. Niedermeier’s research has been published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Resarch in Interactive Marketing, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Psychology and Marketing, as well as several other journals and conferences proceedings. He is also the co-author of two books: Marketing for Financial Advisors and Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Categorical Data in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Additionally, Dr. Niedermeier teaches Introductory Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Advertising Management, and Marketing Strategy at the undergraduate and MBA levels. In the past, he has taught courses in Social Psychology, Statistics, Interpersonal Relationships and Group Dynamics. He has been recognized as an outstanding teacher, receiving the prestigious Wharton MBA Excellence in Teaching Award and the Whitney Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching. His other honors include the American Marketing Association/Hugh G. Wales Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award and the Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Award. Dr. Niedermeier has also taught specialized executive education sessions to firms such as CIti, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Janney Montgomery Scott, AXA/Equitable, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer.