Dr. Rajan Varadarajan, marketing professor and department head, was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by the Academy of Marketing Science.

This is quite an accomplishment, considering no more than 3 percent of all active members of the academy can receive this designation. Varadarajan is one of only two individuals to receive the designation this year.

Varadarajan has become a leading researcher in e-commerce and marketing strategy.

In fact, last month he received the American Marketing Association’s Harold H. Maynard Award, which recognizes the most noteworthy article published in the Journal of Marketing.