Honors

Academic Honors

  • Keynote Speaker
    2018
    to the 12th Annual Bass Forms Conference at UT Dallas, March 2018.
  • Cecil and Ida Green Honors Professor
    2018
    for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Sheth Foundation Award
    2017
    for the Best Paper published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (Umashankar, Bhagwat, and Kumar).
  • Sheth Foundation Award
    2017
    for the Best Paper published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (Pansari and Kumar).
  • Sheth Foundation Award
    2017
    for the Best Paper published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (Kumar, Leszkiewicz, and Christodoulopoulou).
  • Keynote Speaker
    2017
    Marketing Strategy Meets Wall Street Conference,
    San Francisco, California, August 2017.
  • S. Tamer Cavusgil Award
    2017
    for the Best Paper published in the Journal
    of International Marketing in 2016.
  • Donald R. Lehmann Award
    2017
    for the Best Paper published in the
    Journal of Marketing/Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2015 – 2016)
  • MSI/ H. Paul Root Award
    2017
    for the paper published in Journal of
    Marketing in 2016 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Harold H. Maynard Award
    2017
    the paper published in Journal of
    Marketing in 2016 for the best contribution to the theory of marketing.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2017
    Thought Leadership Conference on Customer
    Engagement at the Indian School of Business, July 2017
  • Keynote Speaker
    2017
    Inaugural Research Camp at the Indian School of
    Business, July 2017
  • Keynote Speaker
    2017
    Albert Haring Syposium at the Kelley School of
    Business, Indiana University.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2017
    American Marketing Association Global
    Marketing SIG Conference, Havana, Cuba
  • Fellow
    2017
    Inducted as the Fellow of the American Marketing Association,
  • Taylor & Francis/SMA Distinguished Scholar Award
    2016
    Winner, Taylor & Francis/SMA Distinguished Scholar Award, 54th Annual SMA Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Faculty Fellow
    2016
    Recognized as the Faculty Fellow by the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced
    Study in 2016. (The first marketing academic to receive the honor.)
  • Chang Jiang Scholar
    2016
    Recognized as the Advisory Professor, the highest honor given by Huazhong University
    of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, for the period of 2016-2019.
  • Advisory Professor
    2016
    Recognized as the Advisory Professor, the highest honor given by Huazhong University
    of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, for the period of 2016-2019.
  • 2016 Distinguished Professor
    2016
    Recognized as the 2016 Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given by Huazhong
    University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China for significant
    contributions as the Chang Jiang Scholar (2013-2016).
  • Dean’s Distinguished Scholar
    2016
    Recognized as the Mays Dean’s Distinguished Scholar at Texas A&M University,
    College Station, Texas, 2016.
  • 2016 Donald R. Lehmann Award
    2016
    Winner, the 2016 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in the
    Journal of Marketing/Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2014 – 2015).
  • Keynote Speaker
    2016
    Invited as Keynote Speaker to the 2016 India4US Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2016
    Invited as Keynote Speaker to the 2016 India4US Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • MSI/ H. Paul Root Award
    2016
    Finalist, the MSI/ H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in
    2016 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing
  • Faculty Scholar
    2016
    Faculty Scholar to the 2016 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral
    Consortium, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Keynote Speaker
    2016
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the Thought Leaders in Service Marketing Strategy
    Conference, HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France
  • Keynote Speaker
    2016
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2016 European Marketing Academy Conference
    (EMAC), Oslo, Norway.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2016
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 5th International Research Conference in Marketing,
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 2016 ISBM-Wilson-Sheth Foundation Award
    2016
    Winner, 2016 ISBM-Wilson-Sheth Foundation Award for Long Term Impact in B2B
    Marketing. (Based on the papers published in top marketing journals)
  • Recognized as the ISB Senior Fellow,
    2015
    Recognized as the ISB Senior Fellow, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
    2015.
  • Editor’s Choice Award
    2015
    Winner, Editor’s Choice Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Interactive Marketing in a five year period (2010-2014).
  • S. Tamer Cavusgil Award
    2015
    Winner, S. Tamer Cavusgil Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of International Marketing in 2014
  • Faculty Scholar
    2015
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2015 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, London Business School, London, England
  • 2015 AMS Cutco/Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator Award,
    2015
    Winner, 2015 AMS Cutco/Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, 2015 AMS Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Lee Kong Chian Fellow
    2015
    Recognized as the Lee Kong Chian Fellow at Singapore Management University, Singapore.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2015
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the Inaugural AMS Doctoral Consortium, Denver, Colorado, May 2015.
  • Davidson Award
    2015
    Runner-up, the 2015 Davidson Award for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Retailing in a 2-year period(2013-2014).
  • Faculty Scholar
    2015
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2015 AIM-American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Institute of Management Technology Dubai, Dubai.
  • Donald R. Lehmann Award
    2014
    Winner, the 2014 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Marketing / Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2012-2013).
  • Faculty Scholar
    2014
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the Doctoral Consortium in Services Marketing at the Frontiers in Services Conference Miami, FL.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2014
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2014 Shopper Marketing and Pricing Conference
    Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2014
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2014 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  • Harold H. Maynard Award
    2013
    Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing for the best contribution to the theory of marketing.
  • Outstanding Service Excellence Award
    2013
    Winner, 2013 Outstanding Service Excellence Award, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2013
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 Marketing E.D.G.E. Research Summit, Chicago, IL.
  • Chang Jiang Scholar
    2013
    Recognized as the Chang Jiang Scholar by the Chinese Ministry of Education, 2013 (for the period of January 2014 – December 2017).
  • Keynote Speaker
    2013
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 Annual Conference of Emerging Markets Conference Board, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2013
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 Emerging Markets Conference Board Doctoral Consortium Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Regents’ Professor
    2013
    Selected as a Regents’ Professor from J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2013
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 5th IIMA Conference on Marketing in Emerging Economies, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India
  • Keynote Speaker
    2013
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to International Marketing Conference, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2013
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Outstanding Author Contribution Award
    2012
    Winner, 2012 Outstanding Author Contribution Award by the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the best paper published in the Review of Marketing Research.
  • Outstanding Teacher Excellence Award
    2012
    Recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Excellence Award from J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
  • MSI/ H. Paul Root Award
    2012
    Finalist, the MSI/ H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2012 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2012
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2012 International Marketing Conference Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow, Lucknow, India.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2012
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2012 International Marketing Conference:MARCON, Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, Calcutta, India.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2012
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2012 University Speaker Series Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2012
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • Keynote Scholar
    2012
    Invited as a Keynote Scholar to Chinese Marketing Scholars Forum University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong, China.
  • Paul Converse Award
    2012
    Winner, 2012 Paul D. Converse Award for achievements and contributions to the Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) body of work(Lifetime Achievement Award #8).
  • Center for Asian Consumer Insights
    2012
    Won $25,000 in research grant awarded by the Center for Asian Consumer Insights, Singapore for the research on “Diagnosing Brand Preference in Asian Markets” in 2012.
  • Harold H. Maynard Award
    2012
    Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2011 for significant contribution to marketing theory and thought.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2012
    Invited as a Keynote Speaker to International Marketing Conference
    Indian Institute of Management, Kolkota, India.
  • Keynote Speaker
    2011
    Invited as the Keynote Speaker to the 2011 World Marketing Forum, Global Marketing Network, Accra, Ghana.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2011
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • Outstanding Research Excellence Award
    2011
    Winner, 2011 Outstanding Research Excellence Award, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2011-2012 Gary L. Lillien ISMS-MSI Practice Prize
    2011
    Winner of the 2011-2012 Gary L. Lillien ISMS-MSI Practice Prize from University of Maryland.
  • Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award
    2011
    Winner, 2011 Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Marketing between 2002 and 2006.
  • Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award
    2011
    Winner of the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award for making long-term contribution in the field of marketing and theory.
  • Donald R. Lehmann Award
    2010
    Winner, the 2011 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Marketing / Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2009-2010).
  • Robert Buzzell Award
    2010
    Winner, the Robert Buzzell Award for the paper published by the Marketing Science Institute in 2010 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • DMEF, Robert G. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award
    2010
    Recipient of the 2010 DMEF Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award for lifetime contributions to Direct and Interactive Marketing.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2010
    Invited as a faculty scholar to the 2010 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Texas Christian University, Fort worth, TX.
  • Best Professor in Marketing Trophy and Certificate
    2010
    Best Professor in Marketing Trophy and Certificate from CMOAsia.org and Asia’s Best Business School Awards Program.
  • ISMS – MSI Practice Prize
    2009-2010
    Finalist, 2009-2010 ISMS – MSI Practice Prize, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
  • MSI/Paul H. Root Award
    2009
    Winner, the MSI/Paul H. Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2009 that best contributes to the Practice of Marketing.
  • MSI/Paul H. Root Award
    2009
    Finalist, the MSI/Paul H. Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2009 that best contributes to the Practice of Marketing.
  • Harold H. Maynard Award
    2009
    Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2009 for significant contribution to marketing theory and thought.
  • Davidson Award
    2009
    Winner, the Davidson Award for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Retailing in 2009.
  • AMA Retailing SIG Lifetime Contributions Award
    2009
    Recipient of the 2009 AMA Retailing SIG Lifetime Contributions Award for his contributions to Retailing, Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Churchill Lifetime Contributions Award
    2009
    Recipient of the 2009 AMA Marketing Research SIG Churchill Lifetime Contributions Award for his contributions to Marketing Research, Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • AMA 25 Year Consortium Fellow Research Excellence Award
    2009
    Recipient, the 2009 AMA 25 Years Consortium Fellow Research Excellence Award from AMA Foundation for his Scholarly Achievements and Contributions to Marketing Thought and Practice.
  • Direct Marketing Program
    2009
    Member of the Direct Marketing Program from Harvard University.
  • Co-Chair
    2009
    Invited as Co-Chair to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
  • The Harold H. Maynard Award
    2008
    Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Marketing in 2008 for significant contribution to marketing theory and thought.
  • ISBM Faculty Fellow
    2008
    Recognized as the ISBM Faculty Fellow, Penn State University, State College, PA.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2008
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to 2008 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Missouri Columbia, MO.
  • Sheth Foundation Award
    2007
    Winner, the Sheth Foundation Award for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 2007.
  • AMA Strategy SIG Mahajan Award
    2007
    Recipient of 2007 AMA Strategy SIG Mahajan Award for Lifetime Contribution to Marketing Strategy Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • AMA IOSIG Lifetime Contributions Award to InterOrganizational Issues
    2007
    Recipient of 2007 AMA IOSIG Lifetime Contributions Award to InterOrganizational Issues, Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • ISMS Practice Prize
    2007
    Finalist, the 2007 ISMS Practice Prize, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2007
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2007 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award
    2007
    Recipient of the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award from University of Connecticut.
  • Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper
    2007
    Recipient of the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, University of Connecticut.
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    2007
    Recipient of Teaching Excellence Award from MBA Program, University of Connecticut.
  • $100,000 ISBM/MSI Academic Practitioner Challenge
    2006
    Winner, the $100,000 ISBM/MSI Academic Practitioner Challenge, Chicago, August, 2006.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2006
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2006 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
  • ISMS Practice Prize
    2006
    Finalist, the ISMS Practice Prize, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 2006.
  • Best Paper Award
    2006
    Runner-up for the Best Paper Award from Journal of Interactive Marketing.
  • Co-Chair
    2005
    Invited as Co-Chair to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
  • MSI/Paul H. Root Award
    2005
    Winner of the MSI/Paul H. Root Award from MSI for The Paper Published in Journal of Marketing in 2005 that Best Contributes to the Practice of Marketing.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award
    2005
    Recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Journal of Retailing.
  • Best Paper Award
    2004
    Recipient of the Best Paper Award from University of Connecticut, 2004-2005.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2004
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • Donald R. Lehmann Award
    2003-2004
    Winner of the Donald R. Lehmann Award from Journal of Marketing for The Best Paper Published in Journal of Marketing / Journal of Marketing Research In a 2-year period (2003-2004).
  • MSI/Paul H. Root Award
    2003
    Winner of the MSI/Paul H. Root Award from MSI for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2003 that best contributes to the practice of marketing.
  • Best Paper Award
    2002-2003
    Recipient of the Best Paper Award from University of Connecticut.
  • Research Excellence Award
    2002-2003
    Recipient of the Research Excellence Award from University of Connecticut.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2002
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Donald R. Lehmann Award
    2001
    Winner, the Donald R. Lehmann Award for the best Paper published in Journal of Marketing / Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (1999-2000), August 2001.
  • Faculty Scholar
    2001
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Melcher Research Excellence Award
    2000
    Winner of the Melcher Research Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • Outstanding Paper Award
    2000-2001
    Winner of the Outstanding Paper Award from International Journal of Forecasting for the Best Paper published in a 2 year period (2000-2001) in the International Journal of Forecasting.
  • Melcher Award
    1999
    Recipient of the Melcher Award from University of Houston for Faculty Excellence in Research.
  • Faculty Scholar
    1998
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • Melcher Research Excellence Award
    1998
    Winner of the Melcher Research Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • Faculty Scholar
    1998
    Winner of the Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Faculty Consortium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • Melcher Award
    1997
    Winner of the Melcher Award from University of Houston for Faculty Excellence in Research.
  • Faculty Scholar
    1997
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH.
  • Melcher Award
    1996-1997
    Winner of the Melcher Award from University of Houston for Faculty Excellence in Teaching.
  • Faculty Scholar
    1996
    Invited as a Faculty Scholar to American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder Boulder, CO.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award
    1995
    Recipient of the Melcher Teaching Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • NationsBank Master Teaching Award
    1994
    Winner of the NationsBank Master Teaching Award from University of Houston.
  • Distinguished Faculty Award
    1994
    Winner of the Distinguished Faculty Award from University of Houston College of Business Alumni Association for Research, Teaching and Service.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award
    1994
    Winner of the Melcher Teaching Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award
    1993
    Winner of the Melcher Teaching Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award
    1992
    Winner of the Melcher Teaching Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award
    1991
    Winner of the Melcher Teaching Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    1991-1992
    Winner, UH Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1991-1992.
  • Kent Electronics Computer Research Excellence Award
    1990-1991
    Winner of the Kent Electronics Computer Research Excellence Award from University of Houston.
  • Melcher Research Excellence Award
    1989-1990
    Winner of the Melcher Research Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1989-1990.
  • Abell-Hanger Endowed Presidential Fund Scholarship
    1984-1985
    Awarded the Abell-Hanger Endowed Presidential Fund Scholarship from University of Texas.
  • Bonham Fellowship
    Awarded the Bonham Fellowship from Graduate School of Business, University of Texas.
  • Fellowship
    Fellow, 1984 AMA Doctoral Consortium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  • University Fellowship
    Awarded a University Fellowship from University of Texas.
  • University Fellowship
    Awarded a University Fellowship from University of Texas.
  • Tucker’s Excellence Fund
    Awarded the Tucker’s Excellence Fund from University of Texas.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    1981-Present
    Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
  • Gold Medal
    Awarded the Gold Medal from Indian Institute of Technology in Recognition Of being Ranked First in the Masters Program.
  • Honors in the Bachelors Program
    Graduated with Honors in the Bachelors Program from Indian Institute of Technology.