Sheth International Achievement Awards

Jagdish and Madhu Sheth

Photo: Madhu and Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth (Business ’62G, ’66G)

Each year the University of Pittsburgh recognizes faculty members and young alumni for their contributions around the world.

The Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award honors an international Pitt alumnus for his/her contributions to the international community through their professional achievements and impact on society.

The Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement recognizes a University of Pittsburgh faculty member for their international activities, teaching, research and/or public engagement.

Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement

Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award


Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth is a renowned scholar and expert in the field of marketing known globally for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy and geopolitical analysis. Dr. Sheth has worked for numerous industries and companies in the United States, Europe and Asia, both as an advisor and 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 more than 20 countries.

Dr. Sheth 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.

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.