EducationPh.D., Business Administration, 2001, University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
A.B., Economics, 1988, Columbia College, Columbia University
BiographyMartin Lewison earned his Ph.D. (2001) in Business at the Katz Graduate School of Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lewison also has a bachelor’s degree (A.B., 1988) in Economics from Columbia University. He also studied economics at the graduate level at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has held faculty positions at Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and Arkansas-Monticello, teaching a wide range of courses related to economics, management, and marketing. Dr. Lewison also lived for 3 ½ years in the Netherlands, where he was a Senior Lecturer for Business and Finance at Hotelschool The Hague, one of Europe’s premier undergraduate colleges for hotel and hospitality management. Dr. Lewison’s business experience includes nearly 6 years as a senior financial analyst at Standard & Poor’s. Dr. Lewison has published in scholarly venues such as the Journal of Business Ethics, the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, and the International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing. An expert on the global theme park industry, Dr. Lewison's industry perspectives have appeared in Newsday, the Walt Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Orlando Sentinel, Long Island Business News, and on National Public Radio. An avid industry field researcher, Dr. Lewison has visited over 680 different amusement facilities and has ridden more than 1800 different roller coasters in 33 different countries.
Research/PublicationsLewison, Martin (2017) Demand-based pricing in the US theme park industry. International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing. 5(3). 271-293.
Lewison, Martin. (2015) The Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say About Baseball: How George Carlin Explains The Relative Absence of Fan Violence in American Spectator Sports. In W.M. Simons (Ed.) The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2013-2014 (Cooperstown Symposium Series) pp. 93-109. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Publishers.
Lewison, Martin. (1999) Conflicts of Interest? The Ethics of Usury. Journal of Business Ethics. 22(4) (December). 327-339.
Lewison, Martin and Scott Sanders. (2013) Revenue Management for the Attractions Industry: Putting Dynamic Pricing into Context at Your Facility. Presentation at International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo, Orlando, Florida, November 18th, 2013. Invited after peer referee of proposal. (International)
Sanders, S., Sorge, T., Frantzis, G., & Lewison, M. (2012) Dynamic Pricing’s Future in the Attractions Industry. Presented at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012, Orlando, Florida.
Klar, A. & Lewison, M. (2011) Dynamic Pricing for the Attractions Industry. International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo 2011, Orlando, Florida, November 16, 2011.
CoursesTheme Parks and Tourism
Strategic Management (Writing Intensive)
American Business History (Writing Intensive)