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Theresa Williams

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(812) 855-1289
thdwilli [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing
  • Director of the Center of Education & Research in Retailing


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, The University of Tennessee, 1993
  • MS, The University of Tennessee, 1991
  • BS, The University of Tennessee, 1978

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2003 - present
  • Founder and Co-Director, MBA Retailing and Consumer Marketing Academy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1999 - 2002
  • Director, The Center for Education and Research in Retailing, Marketing Department, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1997 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Research for the Merchandising Education and Research Center, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, Indiana University, 1993 - 1997
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Associate, Department of Textiles, Retailing, and Interior Design, The University of Tennessee, 1991 - 1993
  • Misses Sportswear Buyer, Goody's, 1987 - 1991
  • Buyer/Product Development, Watson's Department Store, 1985 - 1987
  • Buyer/Store Manager, Miller's Department Store, 1978 - 1985

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Innovative Teaching Award, 2007, Kelley School of Business
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 1998-99, Student Retail Association, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • The College of Human Ecology Outstanding Research Award, The University of Tennessee, 1994-1995
  • The Chancellor's Award to Outstanding Graduate Students for Professional Promise, The University of Tennessee, 1993-1994
  • The Chancellor's Citation for Teaching, The University of Tennessee, 1992-1993
  • The College of Human Ecology Outstanding Teaching Award, The U T, 1992-1993

Professional Interests

Retail Management, Marketing Strategy


Theresa joined the Marketing Department in 1997. Since that time she has served as the Director of The Center for Education and Research in Retailing. As the Director, Theresa has emphasized instructional development, research and student development. In addition to her responsibilities as Director of the Retailing Center, Theresa is also a Clinical Professor. Her primary teaching interests are retailing, marketing strategy and entrepreneurship. She has won several awards for teaching and serves on the Teaching Excellence Committee. Her research also focuses on retailing. She has published articles in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, the International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science and the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.