Christopher Groening, Ph.D.

Dr. Groening's current academic research centers around investigating stakeholder influence on the financial outcomes of a firm. He examines different micro- and macro-level conditions through which customer satisfaction and corporate social responsibility (CSR) affect firm value. He has published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Ethics and other journals. He teaches marketing strategy classes at the undergrad and Ph.D. levels and has taught at the MBA level.

Noël Palomo-Lovinski

Noël attended Parsons School of Design (B.F.A. in fashion, with honors), New York University (M.A. in visual culture) and Kent State University (M.F.A. in textiles, with honors).

After graduating Parsons School of Design in 1994, she successfully pursued a career as a fashion designer in New York.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Noël Palomo-Lovinski is interested in design responsibility, sustainable design practices design pedagogy.

Sanda Katila

Sanda S. Katila completed her B.F.A. at the University of Akron and worked as a professional designer for 13 years in the Cleveland area at advertising agencies, PR firms and corporate marketing firms. Sanda began teaching in 1993 focusing on traditional print design in the School of Visual Communication Design and has taught at all levels in the program. In 1998, Sanda served as the New Media Advisor on the Communications Team to create new courses in Web Design, Information Design and Presentation courses for Zayed University in Dubai and Abhu Dabi. Along with Dr.