Sheth International Awards

The Sheth International Awards recognize international achievements by a current faculty member and by an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The awards were established in 2012 through the generosity of Madhu and Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth (Business ’62G, ’66G) and the Sheth Family Foundation.  The University Center for International Studies manages the nomination process and the annual Sheth International Achievement awards ceremony and dinner.  The two awards are:

  • The Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for
    International Achievement
    , which recognizes the contributions of a
    current University of Pittsburgh faculty member's contributions to
    furthering international education
  • The Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award,
    which acknowledges a University of Pittsburgh alumnus for contributions to
    the international community, through professional achievement and societal

Both winners receive their customized awards at a reception held in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh’s International Week.

Past Winners

2013 Dr. Kathleen Musante and Ms. Kakenya Ntaiya

2012 Dr. Katheryn Linduff and Ms. Divia Thani (Inaugural winners)

Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth is a renowned scholar and world authority in the field of marketing. His insights on global competition, strategic thinking and customer relationship management are considered revolutionary.

He is the Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Prior to this, he was a distinguished faculty member at the University of Southern California, the University of Illinois, Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Sheth is nationally and internationally known for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy and geopolitical analysis. He has worked for numerous industries and companies in the United States, Europe and Asia, both as an Advisor and as a Seminar Leader. His clients include AT&T, BellSouth, Cox Communications, Delta, Ernst & Young, Ford, GE, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Nortel, Pillsbury, Sprint, Square D, 3M, Whirlpool and many more. He has offered more than a thousand presentations in at least twenty countries.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Sheth works diligently to promote global thinking and international endeavors through The Sheth Foundation. It is because of this mission and his generosity that we accept nominations every spring for two awards that will benefit the University of Pittsburgh community and recognize commitments to the international community.