Andrew Stephen

L’Oréal Professor of Marketing &
Associate Dean of Research

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Professor Andrew Stephen is the Associate Dean of Research and L’Oréal Professor of Marketing at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Andrew is one of the world’s leading academic marketing experts, with a particular emphasis on issues that lie at the intersection of marketing and technology, such as how, when, and why marketers should use new digital media channels. His research over the last decade has made significant contributions to our understandings of social media marketing and consumer behavior in digital markets. He was recently ranked as one of the top-25 marketing professors in the world by the American Marketing Association, and first in the UK. He was also named as one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2015. At Oxford, in addition to overseeing the School’s research activities as Associate Dean, he is the head of the marketing faculty, director of the Oxford Strategic Marketing Programme in the School’s executive education portfolio, and the founding director of the Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative, which is a collaborative network of academic–industry partnerships aimed at shaping the future of the marketing discipline through rigorous research and practical thought leadership.

Andrew grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and completed undergraduate degrees with first-class honours in engineering and business at the University of Queensland. His graduate studies were at Columbia University in New York, where he earned an MPhil and PhD with distinction. Prior to joining Oxford Saïd in 2015, he taught at leading business schools such as INSEAD, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia Business School.

Andrew’s research is published in all premier journals in marketing (Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Science, and International Journal of Research in Marketing), as well as in top psychology journals (Psychological Science and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology). His research has garnered many accolades, including the Marketing Science Institute’s Alden G. Clayton award and the American Marketing Association’s John A. Howard award and Donald R. Lehmann award. Recently, an article he published in the Journal of Marketing won the Shelby D. Hunt/Harold H. Maynard Award for the best contribution to marketing thought in 2016. He also serves as a senior editor at the International Journal of Research in Marketing and an associate editor at the Journal of Consumer Research, as well as being on the editorial boards of Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Consumer Psychology. In addition to research, Andrew is also a regular media commentator and has appeared in the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Wall Street Journal, and regularly blogs for’s CMO Network. Andrew is also the author of several teaching case studies on digital transformation and social media marketing, and a widely used textbook, Social Media Marketing: Principles and Strategies.