Kahle is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, where he was Founding Director of the James Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and spent more than a decade as Marketing Dept. Head in the Lundquist College of Business.  He held a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan and served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina.  

He has earned many awards.  Lynn received the Stotlar Award for lifetime contributions to education in sports business from the Sport Marketing Association.  He also received the Distinguished Career Contributions to the Scientific Understanding of Sports Business from American Marketing Association Sports SIG and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association Consumer Behavior SIG.  He received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

He has served as President of the Society for Consumer Psychology, as Chair of the Sports and Special Events Special Interest Group in the American Marketing Association, and as a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives. He has served as Chair of the APA Membership Board in 2019.  He was previously Editor of Sport Marketing Quarterly.  
Ph.D., Univ. of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1977
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His consumer psychology research explores the importance of values, attitudes, and lifestyles among fans and consumers.  Marketing communications, sustainability, religion, and cross-cultural issues are among the topics his research has addressed.
Personal Interests
In his volunteer work he has advocated for human rights and for eradication of hunger.  He enjoys tennis, hiking, music, and traveling.