DR. V. KUMAR

Quick Facts About Lifetime Career Contributions

Quick Facts about

Dr. V. Kumar's Lifetime Career Contributions

  • Selected as a “Marketing Legend” and is featured in the “Legends in Marketing” series, Jagdish Sheth (editor) as one of the 8 Legends along with Phil Kotler, Paul Green, Jerry Zaltman, Jagdish Sheth, and Jerry Wind
  • 2019 AMA Higher Education SIG's Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Inducted into the inaugural Analytics Hall of Fame, 2019
  • Created Business Impact through Implementation of over 2 billion dollars in incremental revenue through implementation of marketing science models/methods
  • Ranked as one of the top scholars in the marketing field for publications in the top 4 premier marketing journals by the American Marketing Association
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marketing, April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018
  • Recipient of 19 Lifetime Achievement Awards/Recognitions (for contributions to various areas of Marketing,), and 3 Fellowship Appointments.
  • Recognized as the Distinguished Fellow, MICA, Ahmedabad, India
  • Recognized as the Fellow, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, TAMU, College Station, TX
  • Recognized as the Fellow of the American Marketing Association
  • Recognized with the highest honor from the Ministry of Education, China as the Chang Jiang Scholar, for the period 2013 - present
  • Recognized with the highest honor from Singapore Management University as the Lee Kong Chian Fellow
  • Recognized with the highest honor from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China as the Distinguished University Professor, for the period 2016 - present
  • Recognized as Regents’ Professor- highest honor given to a professor in the University System of Georgia
  • Honored in China by naming a collaborative research institute at HUST as the Kumar International Marketing Science Institute
  • Published over 250 articles in the form of journal papers, conference proceedings, research reports, book chapters and case studies; including 25 books, including 3 books that are translated into six languages worldwide
  • Author/Co-author of over 20 Best Paper Awards in premier journals
  • 12-time finalist for Best Paper Awards in premier journals
  • Conferred with Best Professor in Marketingaward by the Golden Star Academic & Educational Excellence Awards 2013 at the World Marketing Summit in Malaysia, 2013
  • Winner of the 2013 Outstanding Service Excellence Award, 2012 Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award, 2011 Outstanding Research Excellence Award, Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • Winner of the 2012 Paul D. Converse Award (For Advancing the Field of Marketing)
  • Winner of the 2011-12 Gary L. Lilien ISMS-MSI Practice Prize Award (Implementation of Best Marketing Science)
  • Winner of the 2011 Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award (Long Term Impact)
  • Winner of the 2009 Sheth Foundation/Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science Award (Most Impactful Article)
  • Five times consecutive finalist for the Gary L. Lilien ISMS-MSI Practice Prize Award
  • Recipient of 11 Teaching Excellence Awards (including from the Governor of Connecticut)
  • Taught in over 30 countries, over 24 courses across Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs worldwide
  • Supervised over 14 award-winning doctoral dissertations
  • Served/serving on several academic and corporate boards
  • Serving on Editorial Review Boards of 12 scholarly journals
  • Consistently featured in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who Among the Most Admired Men & Women of the Decade, Who’s Who Among Business Leaders, Who’s Who Among Asian Americans, Who’s Who Among Global Business Leaders, and Who’s Who Worldwide
  • Conferred the title of “Marketing Guru” by the Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Association, India
  • Conferred with Bharat Gaurav Award,” and “Hind Rattan Award” from the Union Ministers of the Government of India in 2009
  • Conferred with “Pravasi Achievers Gold Medalat the House of Lords, U.K. in 2010
  • Conferred with “Glory of India Award,” Crowne Plaza Hotel in Buckingham Gate, U.K., 2010
  • Conferred with Best Professor in MarketingTrophy and certificate by the Asia’s Best Business School Awards Program organized by the CMOAsia.Org in Singapore 2010, (Kuala Lumpur 2013 – WMS)
  • Graduated with “Honors” in the Bachelors Program and First Rank Gold Medal, Master’s Program, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Recognized as a Distinguished Marketing Doctoral Student Alumni, University of Texas at Austin