College of Management and Technology
School of Management
Degree ProgramDoctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Dr. Pearo has been teaching marketing and management to undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive students for over 20 years – on the ground and online. She has extensive experience in curriculum development, institutional assessment, and faculty development through senior roles in higher education administration. Dr. Pearo’s research has focused on consumer search and decision making behavior online, with a special emphasis on the drivers of consumer behavior in the hospitality arena. She has authored numerous Harvard Business School case studies and articles in leading marketing and organizational behavior journals. Currently, she is involved in research that applies her findings about consumer learning to online education environments. She also works on course development to meet universal design standards. In 2015, she and her co-authors were the winners of the 2015 IJRM-EMAC Jan Benedict Steenkamp Award for Long-Term Impact for research in marketing.
At Walden, Dr. Pearo serves the role of Contributing Faculty in the DBA program. She also regularly teaches the required Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods course and serves as Dissertation Chair and URR for doctoral student committees.
DBA, Harvard Business School - Boston, MA United States
MBA, Harvard Business School - Boston, MA United States
BA, Yale University - New Haven, CT United States
Awards / Honors
IJRM-EMAC Jan Benedict Steenkamp Award for Long-Term Impact , Europearn Marketing Academy and International Journal of Research in Marketing, 2015
Dholakia, U. M., Bagozzi, R. P., Pearo, L. K. (2004). A social influence model of consumer participation in network- and small-group-based virtual communities International Journal of Research in Marketing
Anderson, S. W., Pearo, L. K., Widener, S. K. Different Strokes for Different Folks: Linking Customer Satisfaction to the Service Concept and Customer Characteristics SSRN Electronic Journal
Pearo, L. K. Creating Virtual Experiences in Computer-Mediated Environments SSRN Electronic Journal