Sheth International Awards

The University of Pittsburgh and the University Center for International Studies are proud to open nominations for two awards made possible through the generosity of Madhu and Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth (Business ’62G, ’66G) through the Sheth Family Foundation. The 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 impact.

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

The inaugural winners of each award were Dr. Katheryn Linduff and Ms. Divia Thani.


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 are accepting nominations for two awards that will benefit the University of Pittsburgh community and recognize commitments to the international community.