Dr. Eric Spangenberg


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With a 30-year career dedicated to excellence in scholarship and business education, Eric R. Spangenberg has served The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, as dean since June 2014. Dr. Spangenberg earned his PhD from the University of Washington in 1990 and joined the faculty at the Carson College of Business at Washington State University (WSU) where he was named the Maughmer Freedom Philosophy Chair and Professor of Marketing in 2003. He also served as dean of the Carson College from 2005 to 2014.

“Pleasant scents will have positive effects on shopping behaviour, but the perception of what is pleasant can vary between cultures.”

– Dr. Eric Spangenberg, Dean, UCI Paul Merage School of Business



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