Patrick Kaufmann joined BU's faculty in September 1998 and was Chair of the Marketing Department from 2001 until 2012. Professor Kaufmann received a BA in Economics from Georgetown University in 1968, a JD from Boston College Law School in 1974, an MBA from Wharton in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Northwestern University in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, he was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School, and from 1991 to 1998, he was an Associate Professor and Professor of Marketing at Georgia State University. Professor Kaufmann's research is in the areas of franchising, channels of distribution and public policy and has published articles in a wide variety of scholarly journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and the Journal of Retailing. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Retailing and the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. He is on the board and serves as a member of the executive committee of the International Society of Franchising which he chaired in 1992 and 2010.
Ph D, Kellogg/Northwestern University, 1985.
MBA, Wharton/University of PA, Marketing, 1980.
JD, Boston College Law School, 1974.
BA, Georgetown University, Economics, 1968.
Served as member of the research infrastructure task force and subcommittee on research evaluation procedures
Chaired working group charged with review of, and recommendations concerning, the Professional Evening MBA Program
Management, EyeStalks. (October 1, 2012 - Present).
Advisor to CEO.
Visiting Scholar, Rosenberg Franchise Center, University of New Hampshire. (January 22, 2013 - May 15, 2013).
Board of Directors, Dunkin Donuts Independent Franchise Owners
Board of Advisors, EyeStalks Corporation