Bernard Goitein

Professor & Director, Center for Business and Economic Research

Baker Hall 211
(309) 677-2262

Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
B.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel


Dr. Goitein is Professor of Management and serves as Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. He directs the annual survey of Peoria-Pekin five county area household consumer confidence, and quarterly reports of local business and economic conditions.

As Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, he supervises a range of consulting and research projects performed by faculty-student teams for business, government, and nonprofit agencies.


Dr. Goitein teaches Managerial Decision Making at the undergraduate level, and MBA courses in Management Theory, Organizational Behavior, as well as BUS 610, for training in statistical skills for consulting. .

During the Summer he teaches on-line MBA courses in Organizational Behavior and Open Book Management.  


Dr. Goitein conducts research on judgment and decision making of individuals, groups, and organizations, consumer confidence in the economy, and management culture.. He has published in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Evaluation and Program Planning, Human Relations, International Journal of Advertising, and International Journal of Forecasting.