John R. Hauser is the Kirin Professor of Marketing at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management where he teaches new product development, marketing management, and statistical and research methodology. He has served MIT as Head of the MIT Marketing Group, Head of the Management Science Area, Research Director of the Center for Innovation in Product Development, and co-Director of the International Center for Research on the Management of Technology. He is the co-author of two textbooks, Design and Marketing of New Products and Essentials of New Product Management, and three other books. He is a former editor of Marketing Science.

He has published over one hundred scientific papers. He has been winner or finalist for over twenty best-paper awards and his students have won a variety of best dissertation awards. He has been recognized with the Converse Award for contributions to the science of marketing, the Parlin Award, the oldest award offered by the American Marketing Association for contributions to marketing research, the Buck Weaver Award for lifetime contributions to the theory and practice of marketing science, and the Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to marketing research. He received an award from the MIT Sloan School for outstanding teaching in the Master's program.

He has consulted for a variety of corporations on product development, sales forecasting, marketing research, voice of the customer, defensive strategy, and R&D management and has been an expert witness in over seventy-five cases. He is a founder and principal at Applied Marketing Science, Inc., a fellow of INFORMS, an inaugural fellow of the INFORMS Society of Marketing Science (ISMS), and serves on many editorial boards. He served as an academic trustee of the Marketing Science Institute, a founding officer of ISMS, a Departmental Editor at Management Science, an Associate Editor at the Journal of Marketing Research, and an affiliate of both the Analysis Group and Cornerstone Research.