Diane M. Phillips, Ph.D., '88 & '99 Marketing

2022 Gerald I. Susman Sustainability Leadership Award: Diane M. Phillips, Ph.D., '88 & '99 Marketing

Portrait of Diane M. Phillips.

2022 Gerald I. Susman Sustainability Leadership Award

Diane M. Phillips, Ph.D. is a professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Dr. Phillips is also a Guest Professor at the Institute for Retail Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Dr. Phillips received her Ph.D. from Penn State University and focuses her research in the areas of consumer psychology, sustainability, and marketing strategy. Her research has been published in a variety of international publications, such as Journal of Consumer Psychology, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Retailing & Consumer Services, and Sustainability. Dr. Phillips’ first textbook, Consumer Behavior & Insights, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021.

Dr. Phillips has been writing, speaking, and conducting research on sustainability for more than 25 years and in 2013 became a certified member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, an elite group of thought leaders that have been trained by former vice president Al Gore to deliver The New Climate Realty presentation.

Each semester, Dr. Phillips teaches several classes on the topic of sustainability at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She also speaks to national and international conferences, businesses, and universities on the topic. She frequently leads international study tour trips – many focused on sustainability and organizations – and in recent years has visited Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Belize, Panama, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, and Panama with student groups.