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Avijit Ghosh
Dean, College of Business

Educational Background

Ph.D. Geography, University of Iowa 1979
M.A. Geography, University of Iowa 1977
Post-Graduate in Management, Xavier Institute, India 1975 
Bachelor of Science (Honors) Chemistry, Calcutta University, India 1970

Positions Held

Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001-present. Deputy Dean,  Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, 1998 - 1991.  Vice Dean for Professional Programs,  Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, 1994 - 2001. Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies,  Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, 1991 - 1995. Associate Professor of Marketing,  Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, 1984 - 1991. Assistant Professor of Marketing,  Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, 1980 - 1984.  Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business, University of Iowa, 1978 - 1979.

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award, Stern School of Business, 1991. Best Article of the Year, Journal of Retailing, 1991. Best Article of the Year, Journal of Retailing, 1984.

Academic Service

Editor, Journal of Retailing, 1985-1991. Editorial Board, Marketing Letters, Journal of Retailing, International Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Geographical Analysis, Journal of Business Research. Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Decision and Management Sciences, Economics, Geography and Regional Science Divisions.

Teaching and Research

Research and teaching interests are in the area of retail and marketing strategy and sales forecasting. Areas of specialization are locational analysis, technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and marketing strategy.

Contact Information:
260 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-2747
ghosha@uiuc.edu


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