University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Stewart, Hilfiger to Speak at Global Retailing Conference

More than a dozen internationally recognized executives, strategists and industry leaders will offer their insights at the UA's annual Global Retailing Conference. Read more »

Global Conference to Feature Retailing, Fashion Industry Leaders

Internationally recognized executives, strategists and innovators to headline Global Retailing Conference hosted by the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing in Tucson, April 7-8, 2011 Read more »

BNE- Big Networking Event

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing Presents This Semester’s Big Networking Event
630-8 PM McClleland Park Lobby
February 15, 2011 Read more »

Celebrity TV entrepreneur Martha Stewart, set to speak here

Celebrity homemaker and businesswoman Martha Stewart will be a featured speaker at an annual retail industry event in Tucson. Read more »

Richard Wood

First Name: 
Richard
Last Name: 
Wood
Richard Wood
Adjunct Lecturer
Family and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078

Ya-Hui Kuo

Ya-Hui Kuo
Last Name: 
Kuo
First Name: 
Ya-Hui
Academic Program: 
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
Graduate Student

Brintha Subramaniam

Brintha Subramaniam
Last Name: 
Subramaniam
First Name: 
Brintha
Academic Program: 
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
Degrees: 
MS.in Agricultural and Resource Economics (Econometrics), University of Arizona
Hometown: 
Sri Lanka
Minor: 
Statistics
Graduate Student

Jennifer Andrews

Jennifer Andrews
Last Name: 
Andrews
First Name: 
Jennifer
Academic Program: 
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
Degrees: 
Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish Literature from the University of Washington in 1997, and Master's degree in Business from the Eller MBA program at The University of Arizona in 2002.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish Literature from the University of Washington in 1997 and her Master's degree in Business from the Eller MBA program at The Univer Read more »

Graduate Student

Sun Young Ahn

Sun Young Ahn
Last Name: 
Ahn
First Name: 
Sun Young
Academic Program: 
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
Degrees: 
M.S. Consumer Sciences, Seoul National University; B.S. Consumer Sciences, Business Administration, Seoul National University
Hometown: 
Seoul, Korea

My current research interests include (1) the impact of information technology on consumer communication mechanism and consumer information processing, (2) ethical aspects of consumers and their re Read more »

Minor: 
Cognitive Science
Graduate Student

Sherry L. Lotz, Ph.D.

First Name: 
Sherry
Last Name: 
Lotz
Sherry L. Lotz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 621-3063

My position as associate professor in the Academic Program of Retailing and Consumer Sciences has allowed me to convert my passion for learning about consumer decision-making and behavior into a ca Read more »

Areas of expertise: 

Consumer decision-making

services retailing,

retailing technology and diverse cultures
 

Research Focus: 

During my 14 years of experience as a researcher, I have focused on consumer decision-making issues in the contexts of innovative technological advances, services and diverse cultures.

In my research, I attempt to pursue questions for which I truly desire an answer. For example, I would like to better understand why consumers choose particular shopping channels (e.g., catalog, online, store) to browse, find information and make purchases. My early studies in this area centered on consumers’ decision-making in relation to the then “new” channel of shopping via the Internet, and I currently seek to contribute to the limited knowledge on consumers’ decision-making within the multiple-channel setting (i.e., store, online, catalog).

My second research stream encompasses services retailing. As a doctoral student, I was asked to teach a services marketing course. At the time, it was considered a “new consciousness” in the marketing domain. Since that time, I have been fascinatinated with consumers’ attitudes and reactions to negative experiences such as consumer complaint behavior and waiting.

Finally, as part of my master’s program, I helped acclimate incoming international graduate students to U.S. culture. These responsibilities led to my third context for studying consumer decision-making: diverse cultures, with an emphasis on acculturation and cultural values.

Current Projects: 
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Exploring Consumers’ Multichannel Shopping Experiences through Customer Participation. Funding: $80,000, IBM Business Innovations Services. Collaborator: Mary Ann Eastlick.
Subjects Taught: 
  • Services retailing (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Global retailing (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Research methodology (graduate)
  • Consumer behavior (undergraduate, beginning in Spring 2011)
     
Select Publications: 

Please contact Dr. Sherry Lotz if you are unable to locate one of the publications listed below.

Yan, R. & Lotz, S. L. (forthcoming). Taxonomy of the influence of other customers in consumer complaint behavior: A social-psychological perspective. Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior.

Eastlick, M. A., Lotz, S. L., & Warrington, P. (2006). Understanding online B-to-C relationships: An integrated model of privacy concerns, trust, and commitment. Journal of Business Research. 59 (8), 877-886.

Yan, R. & Lotz, S. L. (2005). The waiting game: The role of predicted value, wait disconfirmation, and providers’ actions in consumers’ service evaluations. Advances in Consumer Research, 33.

Lotz, S. L., Shim, S., & Gehrt, K. C. (2003). A study of Japanese consumers’ cognitive hierarchies in formal and informal gift-giving situations. Psychology & Marketing. 20 (1), 59-85.

Shim, S., Eastlick, M. A., Lotz, S. L., & Warrington, P. (2001). An online prepurchase intentions model: The role of intention to search. Journal of Retailing. 77 (3), 397-416. (Best Paper Award: The Sixth Triennial AMS/ACRA Retailing Conference)

Lotz, S. L. & Hu, M. Y. (2001). Diluting negative country of origin stereotypes: A social stereotype approach. Journal of Marketing Management. 17 (1-2), 105-135.

Eastlick, M. A., & Lotz, S. L. (2000). Objective and multidimensional acculturation measures: Implications     for retailing to Hispanic consumers. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 7, 149-160.

Lotz, S. L., Eastlick, M. A., & Shim, S. (2000). Modeling patrons’ activities at entertainment malls: A study in “flow”. American Marketing Association Conference Proceedings. Chicago: 11, 256-258.



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