Mays marketing doctoral graduates are among the nation’s most influential researchers, according to a recent study by Academic Assessment Services (AAS).

Mays graduates ranked in the top 60 on four of five separate measures of influence for their research. The five measures of influence included: number of graduates (33rd), total citations (51st), average citations (64th), median citations (42nd), median citations (42nd), and adjusted median citations (57th).

“We’re delighted with the recognition,” says Dr. Rajan Varadarajan, marketing department head. “Obviously many of the former A&M doctoral students richly deserve the recognition.”

Roy Alder, a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy who co-founded AAS, presented the study results at the annual meeting of the Academy of Marketing Science in Vancouver, Canada May 27. AAS is among the largest organizations in the country assessing research impact and has categorized nearly 4 million citations for business professors.