Faculty Profile

John Godek

John Godek

Associate Professor of Management

Phone: 206-281-2833
Office: McKenna Hall 210

Education: BS, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1987; MBA, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1993; MS, University of Michigan, 2000; PhD, University of Michigan, 2003. At SPU since 2014.

John Godek taught marketing and entrepreneurship for over ten years at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business and at University of Washington-Bothell, as well as leadership and management for two years at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. His research interests focus on consumer and managerial decision-making, and he has been published in a number of scholarly journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He earned his MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and both a master's degree in psychology and a doctorate in marketing from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Godek graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served in the Coast Guard for over ten years.

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Why I Teach at SPU

John Godek, Associate Professor of Management

"Helping people learn, both young and old, seems to have been my calling for as long as I can remember. University teaching in particular has been a natural fit with my own intellectual curiosity, and I especially enjoy the challenge of engaging with bright students and helping them to connect the theoretical aspects of what they learn in the classroom with practical applications for their future professions."