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I'm an Emeritus Professor at Tulane University with three sons, three grandsons, two grandaughter and two step daughters.


Emeritus Professor of Management, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5669. Direct line +1 (504) 865-5476. I'm also President and Lead Designer of a The Style Furniture Art | 1914-2014 ( located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Direct line +1 (561) 779-5577

I received a B.A. from Florida State University in 1960, an M.S. from Louisiana State University in 1962, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1965. I began my academic career as a doctoral fellow at the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) and a Lecturer in Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I was appointed Associate Director of Research at MSI when it moved to the Harvard Business School. I also served six years as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Chicago Booth School of Business.

The Style Furniture Corporation designs, manufactures and sells to collectors modern furniture in the manner of de Stijl. All the pieces in our collection are hand made from solid hardwoods. My oldest son and I are responsible for the operations of the company, the design of our products, specifications, commissions, and installation.