Albers School of Business and Economics
Faculty and Staff

April Atwood, PhD

  • April Atwood, PhD
    PhD, Marketing, The Ohio State University
    MA, Business Administration, The Ohio State University
    BSBA, Marketing & Statistics, The Ohio State University
    Senior Instructor, Marketing
    Building/Room: Pigott 532

    Teaching Areas

    • Consumer Behavior
    • Marketing & Sustainability
    • Marketing & Social Issues


    Personal Bio

    April Atwood is a full-time lecturer at Seattle University, where she teaches courses in consumer behavior, marketing principles, marketing and social issues, and sustainability. She has decades of teaching experience at the University of Washington, and she has been on the faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute (accredited MBA program in Sustainable Business) since its third year of operations.

    April completed her PhD at Ohio State, where she conducted research on visual and non-visual imagery effects on consumer learning. She has been involved in consulting work with many organizations over the years, including Puget Sound Blood Center/NIH grant work on blood donation, King County Solid Waste Division work on marketing recyclable materials, Northwest Kidney Foundation work on attitudes and behavior change in dialysis patients, and program evaluation and member research for faith communities. She is on the board of directors for Water for Humans, a non-profit focused on providing clean water technology to communities in Mexico. She has been published in Advances in Consumer Research, Marketing Theory and Applications, and Innovative Marketing. She is currently working on writing cases on sustainable marketing and business practice on such diverse enterprises as Guayaki, Lipton, and Fair Trade Sports.