Michael Frechette, Ph.D.
Dr. Frechette joined the Welch College of Business in 2016. Before earning a Ph.D. in both International Business and Marketing, Dr. Frechette lived and worked abroad for over ten years. For most of his time abroad Mr. Frechette was in China where he worked in the education and management training industries. Prior to living overseas Dr. Frechette worked for several years in corporate recruiting.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing, Saint Louis University
- Master of Business Administration, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Connecticut
Dr. Frechette teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has taught the following topics: Consumer Behavior, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Digital Marketing, and Marketing Principles.
What students have said about Dr. Frechette:
“Professor Frechette brings in many real life global perspectives since he spent a good chunk of time living/working abroad”
“I really like how personable Professor Frechette is. Each and every class he provides a great atmosphere that makes it enjoyable to go to class. “
“Professor Frechette was very proactive with his teaching. He gave us a variety of activities incorporated with the learning as well as having us present the subject matter. I really enjoyed his teaching techniques.”
“What I love about his teaching is that he can bring up examples on the spot of terms and concepts we learned in class. Some of the material is confusing out of the book but he has no problem clearing it up to allow us to understand it better.”
Research Interests and Grants
With regards to academic research, Dr. Frechette focuses on the mode of social and economic exchange called collaborative consumption (e.g., Airbnb or Uber). His research explores the similarities and differences in consumer behaviors within such technology-mediated peer-to-peer exchange.