Levy Brings In Award


Michael Levy has won the 2015 ACRA Academic Lifetime Achievement Award

ACRA announces Michael Levy as the 2015 Academic Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Collegiate Retailing Association announces Michael Levy, Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Marketing and Director of the Retail Supply Chain Institute at Babson College, as the recipient of its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Levy accepted his award at the AMA/ACRA Triennial Conference in Coral Gables, FL on March 5, 2015. The award was presented on behalf of the ACRA board and organization by current President, Rodney Runyan.

This award is given to a scholar who has demonstrated a clear dedication to the retailing discipline, with a sustained and significant scholarly output over a career in the academy. This includes significant service to the discipline and/or industry at the national or international levels.

“Michael Levy embodies what we expect out of senior scholars, and we are delighted that he is our inaugural recipient of this award,” said Runyan. “He has devoted his professional career to the retailing discipline, and sets the bar high for future nominees of this award.” Upon receiving his award Michael offered some practical advice to many of the young scholars and graduate students in the audience: “Go to work every day and try to be professional; turn on your computer and try to get some words down – it doesn’t have to be a book, chapter or an article, but after a few weeks you might have something useful; if you can, pick good colleagues to work with who are smart, creative and fun; have fun!”

He received his PhD in business administration from The Ohio State University and his undergraduate and MS degrees in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He taught at Southern Methodist University before joining the faculty as professor and chair of the marketing department at the University of Miami. Over the years Professor Levy has received many accolades for his academic work, including serving 25 years on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Retailing, receiving that journal’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009, and being rated by his peers as one of the “Best Researchers in Marketing,” in a survey published in Marketing Educator ( Summer 1997.)

He has published over 50 articles in leading marketing and logistics journals, including the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. He currently serves on several editorial review boards, and was the Co-Editor of the Journal of Retailing from 2001-2007. He is coauthor of Retailing Management, 9e (2015), which is the best-selling retailing text in the world, as well as several other textbooks.