Joe Urbany is a Professor of Marketing in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and a graduate of Ohio State University, where he earned his BA, MS and PhD. Dr. Urbany's research focuses on buyer behavior, information search, managerial decision making, and competitive strategy. Dr. Urbany has consulted and conducted executive education programs for a wide variety of organizations and state governments, including Bayer, JP Morgan Chase, Sennheiser, Hardee's, Quincy's, Donnelly, and Milliken and Company. He was previously Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for the Mendoza College of Business. During his tenure, the MBA program at Notre Dame moved into the top 30 programs nationally.
Dr. Urbany has won teaching awards at both Ohio State University and the University of South Carolina and has previously received a "Most Popular Professor" rating in the Businessweek assessment of the Notre Dame MBA programs. He has also served as a fellow for the Kaneb Institute for Teaching Excellence at Notre Dame.