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Nicole Hanson

Nicole Hanson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Office: BA 439

(208) 282-2281

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
MS, Texas A&M University
MA, San Jose State University
BS, San Jose State University

Dr. Hanson’s teaching interests include marketing research, marketing analytics, new product development, and marketing strategy. She currently teaches Basic Marketing Management, which she finds very interesting because there is something new every week. Dr. Hanson is also very interested in food marketing research, and is currently examining how large food companies alter their product portfolios and the resulting financial outcomes.

Shane Hunt

Shane Hunt, Ph.D.

Dean, Michael C. Ruettgers Professor of Marketing

Office: BA 206

(208) 282-2601

Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University

MBA - University of Oklahoma

BBA - University of Oklahoma

Dr. Hunt's research interests include professional selling and sales management, logistics and marketing education.  Dr. Hunt is the recipient of the 2010 National Inspire Integrity Award from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the 2010 Lt. Col. Barney Smith Award as Professor of the Year and the 2015 Honors Professor of the Year at Arkansas State University, and the 2019 National Teaching Innovation Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators. His research has appeared in The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, The Journal of Business Logistics and he has been invited to present to numerous organizations including the American Marketing Association and the National Conference in Sales Management. After completing his MBA at the University of Oklahoma, Shane went to work for a Fortune 500 company in Tulsa, OK and spent eight years working as a pricing analyst, product manager, and business development manager overseeing numerous Mergers and Acquisitions initiatives before completing his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. 


John Ney

John Ney

Assistant Dean, Director of Professional Development, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Office: BA 510

(208) 282-3637

MA, Gonzaga University
BS, University of Idaho

John served as the Senior Manager of Customer Operations and Marketing for a local start-up cell phone company, Syringa WIreless LLC from 2007-2012. He has been the Vice President of Customer Operations at Project Mutual telephone (PMT) in Rupert, Burley and Twin Falls. Prior to that he worked for GTE/Verizon for eight years in Everett, WA; Dallas, TX and St. Louis, MO. John also does private consulting work in the areas of marketing and management. He is a fourth generation Idahoan.

Dr. Alex Rose

Alex Rose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Office: BA 536

(208) 282-3550

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
MA, University of South Carolina
BA, University of South Carolina

Dr. Rose’s research interests revolve around social forces in the marketplace, with an emphasis on market structure, automation and market evolution, and the dark side of consumption. Rose has taught courses across the marketing discipline from Principles to Branding and Consumer Behavior. In each of his courses, Rose’s pedagogical strategy is focused on counter-intuitive insights, challenging conventional wisdom, and foregoing traditional classroom structures.

Sandra Speck

Sandra Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

Office: BA 538

(208) 282-4344

Ph.D., University of Illinois
MBA, University of Wyoming
BA, University of Wyoming

Dr. Smith has been a Market Administrator for At&T, as well as a Healthcare Administrator in the Air Force. But, marketing research and teaching marketing students has always been her true calling. Dr. Smith is native to Wyoming, so Pocatello and ISU are like home to her and she feels lucky to be here. Her current research focuses on marketing and its influences on culture.