Marketing PhD student Tarun Kushwaha’s dissertation proposal, “Essays on Multichannel Marketing,” has been selected to receive an honorable mention award in the Levy and Weitz Doctoral Dissertation Competition, sponsored by the Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research at the University of Florida.

As an honorable mention award winner, Kushwaha will receive $1,000. In addition to the cash award, his accomplishment will be formally recognized at the American Marketing Association 2006 Winter Educators’ Conference in February. His dissertation proposal was also a finalist at Penn State’s eBRC doctoral dissertation competition.

The marketing department will match Kushwaha’s award with $1,000 that he can apply to dissertation research. It’s part of a policy department head Rajan Varadarajan has instituted to reward external recognition for doctoral work.