David Sprott, dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Business, came to UW after 20 years, on the faculty at Washington State, where he rose from untenured assistant professor in the Department of Marketing to associate professor and full professor while holding two endowed professorships. He he was part of the leadership team at the Carson College of Business since 2007. Before becoming senior associate dean for faculty and international affairs in 2014, he served in various associate dean roles leading graduate, international and professional programs, and served as acting dean of the College of Business in 2007, and is on faculty at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland.
As a researcher, Professor Sprott has focused various aspects of consumer decision making related to retailing, branding, social influence and marketing public policy. Cited over 5,000 times, his research has been published in the field’s top journals and has been conducted in partnership with national and international universities, firms and collaborators.
Professor Sprott received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Kent State University in 1990 and his MBA from Kent in 1992. He earned a Ph.D. in Marketing, with an emphasis on psychology and consumer decision making, from the University of South Carolina in 1997.