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Blair Kidwell

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Areas of expertise

Consumer behavior
Affect, emotional intelligence and political ideology
Knowledge calibration
Transformative consumer research


PhD, Virginia Tech
BS, Boise State University


Blair Kidwell received his Ph.D. in marketing from Virginia Tech in May 2004 and holds a B.S. in psychology from Boise State University. He joined the faculty at The Ohio State University in June 2012. Dr. Kidwell's research focuses on the area of consumer decision making, with an emphasis on emotion and emotional intelligence, knowledge calibration, dual-processing models, political ideology, perceptions of control, and the role of emotion ability in marketing exchanges. He has explored these and other topics in the substantive domains of food, health and financial decisions, and consumer disposal practices. Dr. Kidwell's research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Contact Information

532 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 688-1312