Mike Walsh

Michael Walsh, Ph.D.


Chair and Associate Professor of Marketing


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh 2005
  • MBA, University of Pittsburgh, 1990
  • BA, Duquesne University

Office#: 203
T: 304.293.7960
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Michael F. Walsh is a member of the faculty of the College of Business and Economics where he teaches courses in services marketing and advertising. His research interests include consumer resistance to change the management aspects of integrated marketing communications. Prior to his appointment at WVU, Mike was on the faculty of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business while pursuing a PhD. In addition to his academic experience, Mike has extensive corporate experience. During his 20+ year career in general management, advertising and marketing, Mike has focused on specialized marketing communication strategies in business to business, high technology and consumer marketing communications. Prior to his joining the University of Pittsburgh, Mike oversaw Buchanan Ingersoll's marketing activities covering 350 lawyers in 13 cities and across five states. Buchanan Ingersoll is a top law firm based in Pittsburgh PA. He formerly was Senior Vice President and Director of Operations and Finance for Ketchum Advertising in Pittsburgh.

Mike serves on the board of director's executive committee of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. He holds board seats on YMCA Camp Kon O Kwee/Spencer and P.O.W.E.R. He is past president of the Business Alumni Association of the University of PIttsburgh. He is a founder of the Information Technology Media Advisory Council focusing on high technology media standards and accountability, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of BPA International, a non-profit magazine circulation auditing firm, the Pittsburgh Advertising Club and the Pittsburgh Radio and Television Club.