Kurt Allen CarlsonKurt A. Carlson (Ph.D, Cornell University), is Associate Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is the Research Director of the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research and the Director of the McDonough School of Business’s Behavior Research Lab. Doctor Carlson earned his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research focuses are the influence of emerging preferences on brand choice processes, consumers’ goals and objectives during a choice process, and biases in consumer judgments and decision making. His research has been published in top marketing, psychology, and management journals. He is the recipient of the 2010 MSB Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Research Award and the 2012 Publication Award from the Decision Analysis Society. Professor Carlson is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Association for Consumer Research, the Society for Consumer Psychology, and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making.