• V. Kumar

  • Global Leader

V. Kumar

About Me • Inducted into the inaugural Analytics Hall of Fame, 2019 • Consecutively Ranked No.1 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) • 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 2014 - present • Recognized with the highest honor from Singapore Management University as the Lee Kong Chian Fellow • 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. • 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 V. 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 (translated into six languages worldwide) on various topics. • 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 Marketing” award 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, J. 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 • Won several research grants from multiple research organizations (including the $100,000 prize for the 2006 ISBM Academic-Practitioner Proposal Competition) • 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 • Created Business Impact through Implementation of over 2 billion dollars in incremental revenue through implementation of marketing science models/methods • 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 Medal” at 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 Marketing” Trophy 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