Marketing PhD Student Recognition

We have a commitment to developing a strong doctoral program and recognizing the outstanding contributions of our doctoral students. An indication of this commitment is the institution of the Doctoral Student Teaching Excellence Award and the Doctoral Student Research Excellence Award. Each year, winners receive a plaque and a cash award at the bi-annual Mays faculty and staff meeting.

The following is a selective list of recently recognized Ph.D. students:

External awards

  • 2015 – Gautham G. Vadakkepatt has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Marketing Science Institute / H. Paul Root Award for the article “A Meta-Analysis of Electronic Word-of-Mouth Elasticity,” which appeared in the March 2015 (Volume 79, Number 2) issue of Journal of Marketing, co-authored with Ya You and Amit M. Joshi.
  • 2015 – Krista Li – Academy of Marketing Science Mary Kay dissertation proposal award – finalist
  • 2015 – Tarun Kushwaha – Finalist for the Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Dissertation-based Article to be published in the Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Research
  • 2014 – Nicole Hanson – Winner in the ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition
  • 2014 – Nooshin Lotfi – EMAC Best Paper of the Conference Based on a Doctoral Dissertation
  • 2014 – Nooshin Lotfi – Runner-up in the PDMA Consortium Speed Funding Dissertation Competition
  • 2010 – Jeff Meyer, Fisher IMS and AMA SERVSIG Best Dissertation Proposal Award
  • 2009 – Gautham G. Vadakkepatt, Finalist, ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition
  • 2009 – Jeff Meyer, Winner, Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Alden Clayton Dissertation Award
  • 2009 – Jeff Meyer, Finalist, ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition
  • 2008 – Sujan Dan, Winner, ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Competition
  • 2008 – Sujan Dan, Winner, PDMA Best Dissertation Proposal Award
  • 2008 – Thomas Dotzel, Finalist, ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition
  • 2008 – Gautham Gopal, Doctoral Dissertation Research Award, Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
  • 2007 – Mona Srivastava, Finalist, IEBW Excellence in Ethics: Dissertation Proposal Competition
  • 2006 – Thomas Dotzel, Recipient, Liam Glynn/ASU Center for Services Leadership Research Award, awarded by the AMA Services Marketing Special Interest Group
  • 2006 – Kartik Kalaignanam, Winner, PDMA Best Dissertation Proposal Award
  • 2005 – Kartik Kalaignanam, Finalist, ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Competition
  • 2005 – Tarun Kushwaha, Honorable Mention, Levy and Weitz Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition
  • 2005 – Tarun Kushwaha, Finalist, eBRC Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition

University-level Awards

  • 2009 – Thomas Dotzel, Association of Former Students’ Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award
  • 2009 – Thomas Dotzel, Phil Gramm Fellowship, Texas A&M University

Doctoral Student Research Excellence Award

  • 2015 – Nooshin Warren
  • 2014 – Krista Li
  • 2013– Scott Davis
  • 2009 – Gautham Gopal
  • 2008 – Jeff Meyer
  • 2007 – Thomas Dotzel
  • 2006 – Kartik Kalaignanam
  • 2005 – Tarun Kushwaha

Doctoral Student Teaching Excellence Award

  • 2015 – Joon Ho Lim
  • 2014 – Krista Li
  • 2013 – MJ Kim
  • 2012 – Mike Lowe
  • 2010 – Ying Zhu
  • 2009 – Jeff Meyer
  • 2008 – Gautham Gopal
  • 2007 – Thomas Dotzel
  • 2006 – Tarun Kushwaha
  • 2005 – Ann Mirabito

American Marketing Association Doctoral Consortium Representative

  • 2015 – Larisa Ertekin
  • 2015 – Nooshin Lotfi Warren
  • 2014 – Krista Li
  • 2013 – Nicole Hanson
  • 2012 – Mike Lowe
  • 2011 – Zixia Cao
  • 2010 – Ying Zhu
  • 2009 – Gautham Gopal
  • 2008 – Jeff Meyer
  • 2007 – Thomas Dotzel
  • 2006 – Tarun Kushwaha
  • 2005 – Kartik Kalaignanam

In addition to these awards, the department nominates students annually for the INFORMS ISMS Doctoral Consortium, PDMA Doctoral Consortium, AMS Doctoral Consortium and other prestigious both at the university and national level.