Seth Ellis

Seth Ellis
Phone: (619) 260-4865
Office: Olin Hall 310

Department Chair of Marketing, Associate Professor of Marketing

  • PhD, University of Arizona, Marketing and Quantitative Methods
  • MBA, Idaho State University
  • BS, Idaho State University, Physics

Seth R. Ellis is the department chair of marketing and associate professor of marketing at the University of San Diego School of Business. 

His teaching focuses on marketing strategy and new product development. He has also taught marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing and marketing management at the graduate and undergraduate levels and in executive development programs.

Ellis has published articles in diverse areas such as the psychometric measurement of human behavior traits, law practice management, accounting firm management, the green marketing movement in regional and national corporations, customer satisfaction in professional services marketing, and the interface between marketing, design and engineering in new product development. Using film and ethnographic techniques, his current research programs concentrate on experiential consumption activities and our relationships with favorite possessions.

Areas of Expertise

Marketing Strategy, New Product Development, Marketing Research

Selected Publications

  • Ellis, S. (2018) A Multi-Dimensional Investigation of the Aesthetic Similarities of Consumer Durable Goods, Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, 12(3).
  • Ellis, S. (2013) Exploring Consumer Behavior Using Student Constructed Essays and Film Projects, Atlantic Marketing Journal.
  • Ellis, S. (2011) Music Camp: Experiential Consumption in a Guitar Workshop Setting, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 5(4).
  • Steffel, R., Ellis, S. (2009) Structural and Social Bonds of Commitment in Inter Firm Relationships, Journal of Applied Business & Economics, 10(1).