Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Carolyn Tang Kmet

Title/s:  Senior Lecturer

Office #:  Schreiber 617

Phone: 312.915.7058



Carolyn Tang Kmet is a senior lecturer at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. She teaches courses in both marketing and information systems.

Prior to this role, she was the CMO with All Inclusive Marketing, a full-service e-commerce agency that provides analytics, marketing and site optimization services for clients such as Southwest Vacations, Julep, and Fire Mountain Gems.  Carolyn was previously the director of affiliate marketing for Groupon, where she helped shape global affiliate marketing strategy. In this role, she was honored with the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for Affiliate Manager of the Year 2010, and the New Advertiser of the Year 2011 award from Commission Junction. in 2018, carolyn was honored with the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Legend award for her contributions to the performance marketing industry.

Before that, Carolyn led the client services team at ShareASale.com, a Chicago-based performance marketing tracking platform, and managed affiliate marketing programs at Orbitz, CollectiblesToday.com, and MyPoints.com.

Carolyn earned an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago, an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, and a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.


  • MBA, Economics and Finance, Loyola University Chicago, 2003
  • MSJ, Broadcast Journalism, Northwestern University, 1996
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1995

Research Interests

  • E-Commerce
  • Ethics and Profitability
  • Application of Big Data
  • Geospatial Analysis and Disaster Recovery

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Chicago Association of Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2011-present
  • Performance Marketing Association, Measurements and Insights Council, 2010-present
  • Loyola School of Business Alumni Board, 2005-2008

Courses Taught

  • Business Information Systems (INFS 247)
  • Analytical Decision Making (BHNR 343)


  • Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award, Industry Legend - 2018
  • Small Business Influencer Champion, Growth Category - Abe's Market, 2014
  • CJ You Award, New Advertiser of the Year - Groupon, 2011
  • Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award, Affiliate Manager of the Year - Groupon, 2010
  • APEX Award for Magazine and Journal Writing, May/June 2007 - w/ Insight Magazine
  • Best Affiliate Manager of the Year, 2007 - ABestWeb.com
  • Best Affiliate Program of the Year, 2006 - CrazyForBargains.com
  • President's Medallion, 2003 - Loyola University of Chicago, School of Business

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

The Foreign Factor: International Investments and Exports Could Be the Key to Illinois’ Economic Success. Insight magazine, Summer 2015.


Influencing Tomorrow: Here’s how technology and a technologically savvy generation of up-and-comers is defining the American workforce. Insight magazine, Spring 2016.


STEM Sells. Insight magazine, Summer 2016.


Published Articles from Practical eCommerce: http://www.practicalecommerce.com/Search?q=carolyn+kmet