Dr. Berkowitz is Professor of Marketing, School of Management, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He presently serves as Associate Dean of Professional Programs for the Isenberg School of Management. For 11 years he served as chair of the Marketing Department. Previously, Dr. Berkowitz served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota holding an appointment in the School of Management and the Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Berkowitz received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.
Dr. Berkowitz has consulted frequently on marketing and marketing research for a wide range of health care organizations. A frequent speaker for medical staff meetings and retreats, Dr. Berkowitz also serves as a core faculty member for the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Berkowitz also has been a frequent speaker at meetings of the Medical Group Management Association, the American Hospital Association, and the Association of Community Cancer Centers among others. Dr. Berkowitz has taught in the Executive Management Programs of the University of Minnesota, Health Systems Management Center at Case Western Reserve University, Carnegie Mellon University, ITAM in Mexico City, and for the University of Connecticut.
Professor Berkowitz has published extensively in both marketing and health care. He is an author of six books; Essentials of Health Care Marketing (Jones and Bartlett, 2nd ed. 2006); Marketing (Richard D. Irwin, 7th ed., 2002); Marketing in Canada (Richard D. Irwin, 5th ed.); Health Care Marketing Plans: From Strategy to Action (Jones and Bartlett 3rd ed., 2004); Strategic Planning in Health Care Management: Marketing and Finance Perspectives (Aspen 1981); Health Care Market Research (Richard D. Irwin, 1997).
Dr. Berkowitz is a past editor of the Journal of Health Care Marketing. He also served as Chairperson of the Alliance for Health Care Strategy and Marketing. Eric also served as the Editor of Trend Watch. Professor Berkowitz is listed in Who’s Who in American Industry and Finance, Who’s Who in Education, 6th ed (2004-2005), and Who’s Who Among Emerging Leaders. While on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, Professor Berkowitz was twice named the outstanding teacher in the School of Management. In 1998 he received the outstanding teacher award in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. In 1985 Dr. Berkowitz was named an honorary member of the American College of Physician Executives. In 1988 Professor Berkowitz received the Frank J, Weaver Leadership Award from the Alliance for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing for his contributions to the advancement of healthcare marketing.