Dr. Rajan Varadarajan, head of the Department of Marketing, has recently been named a Distinguished Professor of Marketing by Texas A&M President Ray Bowen and Provost Ron Douglas.

“This appointment evidences something we already know — Rajan is a scholar and individual of the very highest caliber,” said Dean Jerry Strawser. “On behalf of the Mays College, I am proud to congratulate Dr. Varadarajan on this prestigious and well-deserved honor. We are truly fortunate to have him as a member of our Mays College family.”

Varadarajan, who also serves as the Ford Chair in Marketing and E-commerce, has been awarded numerous honors for his research, including the Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement Award for Research in 1994 and the Texas A&M Mays College of Business Distinguished Research Award in 1990.

In addition, Varadarajan has authored numerous journal articles on corporate, business and marketing strategy as well as co-authored a textbook.