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Ray Wimer

Ray Wimer

Professor of Retail Practice

Room: 635
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Ph D, Syracuse University (Concentration: American History)
MS, Syracuse University (Secondary Education)
MS, Syracuse University (Early American History)

Research Topics

  • Retail of books and music.

Professor Wimer's teaching interests include Personal Selling, Perspectives on Business and Management, and Retail.

Awards and Honors

  • Oberwager Award - Whitman (2018)
  • Meredith Teaching Recognition - Syracuse University (2015)
  • Oberwager Award - Whitman (2015)
  • Oberwager Award - Whitman (2014)
  • Dean's Award - Entrepreneurship Program (2012)
  • Voted Professor of the Year (2012)

Media Placements

What to Know About Walmart Plus , U.S. News 9.16.20

Abrupt move from home to work has weakened US clothes retailing market , Textile Focus 8.24.20

Mall Owner CBL Properties Expects to File for Bankruptcy , Bloomberg 8.19.20

Store closings, bankruptcy cases pile up for business wear retailers during COVID-19: Are dress clothes gone for good? , USA Today 8.7.20

Jos. A Bank owner files for bankruptcy protection; Inner Harbor store on list for closing , Baltimore Sun 8.4.20

What Should Shoppers Expect When Stores Reopen? , Spectrum News 5.18.20

What Will Shopping Malls Look Like Once They Reopen? , Spectrum News 5.12.20

Coronavirus likely to take toll on Destiny USA after lockdown , 5.5.20

Expect new policies and limitations when stores reopen, retail experts say , CNYCentral 5.4.20

Experts Unpack the Massive Cross-Industry Impact of the Coronavirus, From Retail to Hospitality , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 3.22.20

8 retail skills that put you in demand , 3.2.20

Macy's New North Star , Retail Dive 2.7.20

Forever 21: Too Many Stores and Debt, Too Few Customers , New York Ag Connection 10.4.19

Crossgates store on list of likely Forever 21 closings , Albany Times Union 10.4.19

Crossgates store on list of likely Forever 21 closings , 10.3.19


What Happened To Forever 21? 3 Missteps That Led To The Retailer’s Downfall , Magellan News 10.1.19

What Happened to Forever 21? 3 Missteps That Led to the Retailer’s Downfall , Footwear News 9.30.19

Barney's Seeking the Magic Number , WWD 9.17.19

Clothes are Canceled , Vice 6.13.19

Kmart -- Not Sears -- Has The Better Chance Of Surviving , Forbes 2.15.19

A leaner Sears emerges from bankruptcy , The Gazette 2.15.19

A leaner Sears emerges from bankruptcy, but can it survive? , Chicago Tribune 2.14.19

What’s ahead for struggling Sears? , Journal Inquirer 2.13.19

Coverage: What’s next for Sears under Lampert? , Talking Biz News 2.11.19

How Can Sears Stay Viable in the Long Run? , Footwear News 2.9.19

Billionaire Eddie Lampert saves Sears for now—but will it last? , Fox Business 2.8.19

Bed-in-a-Box Brand Casper Wants You to Have FOMO—About Sleeping , AdWeek 2.5.19

A Sears liquidation could create some winners and over 100,000 losers , 1.8.19

Does your neighborhood have a Dollar General? It might soon , Scranton Times Tribune/Citizens Voice 11.18.18

An Amazon headquarters in New York could benefit students , Daily Orange 11.13.18

With Toys R Us gone, retailers vie to fill a toy vacuum , Albany Times Union 10.29.18

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, to close 142 more stores , News Leader 10.15.18

A Sears liquidation could create some winners and over 100,000 losers , MarketWatch 10.11.18

What could save dying retailers? Keeping it cheap , Journal News 10.11.18

Empty shelves, poor customer service speed Sears' demise , Reuters 10.11.18

Here are 5 things Sears got wrong that sped its fall , CNBC 10.11.18

Most back-to-school shoppers shifting spend back to stores , Retail Dive 8.17.18

Parents Shifting More of Their Back-to-School Shopping to Physical Stores , Morning Consult 8.14.18

The struggle is real: Vermont parents say Toys R Us to leave retail void , Burlington Free Press 3.22.18

What Toys 'R' Us closing means for shoppers , CNN Money 3.15.18

Toymakers have less play with Toys R Us gone , USA Today 3.15.18

Retail's Bankruptcy Pandemic May Have Peaked, But It's Not Over Yet , Forbes 3.14.18

Should you sail into Columbus Day sales? , USA Today 10.1.17