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Lynn R. Kahle, PhD

lynn kahle

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Oregon
Location: Eugene, Oregon, United States

Lynn R. Kahle, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology and marketing.

A psychology and marketing educator of more than four decades, Dr. Kahle taught at various institutions throughout the course of his career until retiring in 2020. Initially, he served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Nebraska in 1977 and 1978 before spending the next two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. From there, he taught as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three years until 1983. Dr. Kahle spent 34 years at the University of Oregon, where he was a James Warsaw Professor in the Department of Marketing until attaining emeritus status in 2016.

Dr. Kahle most recently utilized his knowledge and expertise at Pace University, where he served as a professor from 2018 to 2020. Alongside his primary roles, he has authored numerous books and dedicated time to the American Psychological Association as a fellow, chair of the membership board and council representative, having also been president of the Society for Consumer Psychology in the late 1990s. At the civic level, Dr. Kahle has been a board member of the Organization for Economic Initiatives, a member of the Human Right’s President’s Council and president of the Commission on Rights of Aging, all located in Eugene, Oregon.

Met with much success throughout his career, Dr. Kahle was the recipient of the Stotlar Award for Education from the Sports Marketing Association and was honored as an LCB Thomas C. Stewart Distinguished Professor, both in 2014. Earlier, he took home a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association’s Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group in 2013 and a National Research Service Award from the University of Michigan from 1978 to 1980. Honored by these accolades, Dr. Kahle considers the highlight of his career to be learning about social values and how they influence people’s choices.

At the start of his professional journey, Dr. Kahle matriculated at Concordia College, earning an Associate of Arts in 1971 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. He later attained a Master of Arts from Pacific Lutheran University in 1974 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Nebraska in 1977. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Kahle can also be found in editions of Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading and playing tennis.

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Who’s Who in the World Inclusion Press Release

Lifetime Achievement Award Press Release

Marquis Millennium Magazine

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