I investigate marketing phenomena and research practices in two primary areas:

  1. Brand strategy

  2. Research methods

I use multiple research methods including data simulations, content analysis, and controlled psychology experiments. My dissertation work was on brand latitude, the idea that some brands may have more freedom to engage in unexpected behavior.

Metascience & Marketing (M&M) Lab: Starting in Fall of 2020, I am recruiting for a new lab of undergraduate researchers at Illinois State University.


Charlton, Aaron B., and T. Bettina Cornwell. "Authenticity in horizontal marketing partnerships: A better measure of brand compatibility." Journal of Business Research 100 (2019): 279-298.