||Christy Ashley (Ph.D., University of Rhode Island) joined the College of Business in the fall of 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Marketing. Her primary research focuses on the development, management, and dissolution of consumer-brand relationships. Her research has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, among others. Dr. Ashley serves on the Editorial Review Board of Service Industries Journal and serves as webmaster for the American Academy of Advertising. She teaches Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, and Customer Relationship Management.
Leonard, Hillary and Christy Ashley (2012), "Exploring the Underlying Dimensions of Violence in Print Advertisements," Journal of Advertising, 41(1), 77-90.
Oliver, Jason D. and Christy Ashley (2012), "Creative Leaders' Views on Managing Advertising Creation," Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 20(3), 335-348.
Sheinin, Daniel A., Sajeev Varki and Christy Ashley (2011), "The Differential Effect of Ad Novelty and Message Usefulness on Brand Judgments," Journal of Advertising, 40(3), 5-17.
Tuten, Tracy and Christy Ashley (2011), "Promotional Strategies for Small Businesses: Group Buying Deals." Small Business Institute Journal, 7(2), 15-29.
Ashley, Christy, Jason D. Oliver, Deborah E. Rosen and Kathleen Ferris-Costa (2011), "Consumer and Retailer Attitudes toward Branded Events in Retail Settings," Journal of Marketing at Retail, 1(1), 13-29.
Ashley, Christy, Stephanie M. Noble, Naveen Donthu and Katherine N. Lemon (2011), "Why Customers Won't Relate: Obstacles to Relationship Marketing Engagement," Journal of Business Research, 64(7), 749-756.
Ashley, Christy, Mark Ligas and Arjun Chaudhuri (2010), "Hedonic Store Environments Can Help Retailers Overcome Low Store Accessibility," Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 18(3), 269-282.
Ashley, Christy and Jason D. Oliver (2010), "Creative Leaders: 30 Years of Big Ideas," Journal of Advertising, 39(1), 115-130.
Ashley, Christy and Hillary A Leonard (2009), "Betrayed by the Buzz? Covert Content and Consumer–Brand Relationships," Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 28(2), 212-220.
Ashley, Christy and Sajeev Varki (2009), "Loyalty and its Influence on Complaining Behavior and Service Recovery Satisfaction," Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, 22, 21-35.