Sheth International Achievement Awards

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

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.

2021 Sheth Awards

The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the Sheth International Achievement Awards:

  • Dr. Audrey J. Murrell, Ph.D., winner of the 2021 Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement 
  • Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Ph.D., SCI '10, winner of the 2021 Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award

The Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement recognizes a current University of Pittsburgh faculty member’s lifetime contributions to furthering international education.

The Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award acknowledges a University of Pittsburgh alumnus who entered Pitt on a student visa, earned a degree in the last fifteen years, and has made contributions to the international community through a professional achievement.

Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement Winners

Professor of Business Administration, Psychology, Public and International Affairs
MD, MPH, School of Medicine
Ph.D., Economics and Latin American Studies
J.D., School of Law, Center for International Legal Education
School of Nursing
School of Medicine
Professor, Swanson School of Engineering
Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Art and Architecture, Department of Anthropology

Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Ph.D. (SCI ’10)
Ph.D. (SSOE ’13)
M.Ed. (EDUC '12G)
MD, Ph.D., MS, DTMPH (GSPH '14)
Ph.D. (LAW '05, '15)
(GSPIA ’07, UCIS ’07)
Ph.D. (EDUC ’11)
(UPB ’01)