Ruth Pogacar, MBA, PhD


Assistant Professor

Haskayne School of Business, Marketing [MKTG]

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.3809


Office: SH486

For media enquiries, contact

Karen Perl-Pollard
Senior Communications Strategist, Haskayne School of Business

Office: +1.403.220.6153



Educational Background

PhD Business Administration, University of Cincinnati, 2018

M.B.A. , University of Montana, 2012

B.A. Linguistics, University of New Mexico, 2003



Areas of Research


My research explores the hidden influences of language on consumers, and how subtle linguistic cues relate to marketing outcomes. I am particularly interested in the effect of brand name linguistics on consumer evaluations and choice, and how this correlates with brand performance. I am also interested in consumer welfare, and how differences in the way a choice is framed can bias people’s decisions, how marketers and policy makers can help people make less biased choices, and the benefits for business in doing so. My goal is to understand marketing elements that are outside people’s awareness for the purposes of improving consumer experience and business outcomes.