Alice Isen Remembered Today in Sage Hall

3/6/2012 9:49:00 AM

The Johnson community gathers today to remember long-time faculty member and prominent social scientist Alice Isen


Friends, faculty colleagues, and students of the late Alice Isen gather today at 3:30 p.m. in the Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall, for a memorial service honoring the distinguished scholar and professor. Alice Isen died Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in Philadelphia.  She was the SC Johnson Professor of Marketing and professor of psychology at Johnson, and among the most often-cited business school faculty members in the world.

Among those sharing remembrances of Professor Isen are Johnson Dean L. Joseph Thomas, who served on the faculty with Isen throughout her tenure at Cornell University; and Charlotte Mosher, who will speak on behalf of the faculty support staff, which worked with Isen for more than 20 years.

Professor Isen’s research concerned the influence of affect on social interaction, thought processes and decision making, including applications to organizational behavior, medical decision making, doctor-patient interaction, issues in services marketing, and issues related to brand equity and loyalty. During her career in academia, she published some 85 papers in refereed journals, authored two books, and contributed chapters to nine others.
 
Her research has been supported with grants and contracts from the FDIC, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Olfactory Research Fund, The Hartford Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, and others.

Isen earned her Ph.D. in Psychology at Stanford University in 1968, an MA in Psychology, also at Stanford, in 1966, and a BA in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963.

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