Ronald Paul Hill

Ron Hill
Visiting Lindner-Gambal Professorship of Business Ethics
Department of SMPP
Funger Hall
2201 G St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Ronald Paul Hill, Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Maryland, holds the Visiting Lindner-Gambal Professorship of Business Ethics, George Washington University School of Business. He has authored over 200 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers on topics that include impoverished consumer behavior, marketing ethics, corporate social responsibility, human development, and public policy. Outlets for this research are Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Business and Society, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Harvard Business Review, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. His term as Editor of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing extended from July 2006 until June 2012. His recent awards include: 2012 Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence, 2012 Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award, 2010 Pollay Prize for Excellence in the Study of Marketing in the Public Interest, 2013 AMA Marketing and Society Special Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013 Alan N. Nash Distinguished Doctoral Graduate Award, and VSB 2104 McDonough Family Faculty Award for Research Excellence. His 2014 article won the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Thomas Kinnear Award in 2016, his 2015 Journal of Consumer Affairs article won the best paper award in 2016, and his 2015 Journal of Macromarketing article won the Slater Award in 2016.

  • Daniel Cunningham (2016), “Dehumanization and Restriction inside a Maximum-Security Prison: Novel Insights about Consumer Acquisition and Ownership,” Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, 1 (April), 295-313.
  • With Kelly Martin (2015), “Saving and Well-Being at the Base-of-the-Pyramid: Implications for Transformative Financial Services Delivery,” Journal of Service Research, 18 (3), 405-421.
  • With Justine Rapp (2014), “Codes of Ethical Conduct: A Bottom-up Approach,” Journal of Business Ethics, 123 (September), 621-630.
  • With Lan Chaplin and Debbie John (2014), “Poverty and Materialism: A Look at Impoverished Versus Affluent Children,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 33 (Spring), 78-92.
  • With Kelly Martin (2012), “Life Satisfaction, Self-Determination, and Consumption Adequacy at the Bottom of the Pyramid,” Journal of Consumer Research, 38 (April), 1155-1168. Included in the JCR “Financial Insecurity and Deprivation” curation by Eileen Fisher.
  • Business Ethics

  • Impoverished Consumers

  • Human Rights

  • Transformative Consumer Research