Department Chairs Seminar

January 7-8, 2020 | Tampa, Florida, USA


David GriffithDavid A. Griffith, Texas A&M University, Mays Business School

David A. Griffith is the former Head of the Department of Marketing at Texas A&M University and currently holds the titles of the Hallie Vanderhider Chair in Business and Professor of Marketing. Prior to joining Texas A&M University he was Chairperson of the Department of Marketing for six years at Lehigh University and the holder of the Iacocca Chair. He also served as the John William Byington Endowed Chair in Global Marketing and Professor of Marketing at Michigan State University, where he was the Director of the PhD. Program. His research has been published in the premier academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, etc. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Marketing. He is a two time winner of the Hans B. Thorelli Award (2018, 2015) for significant and long-term contributions to international marketing theory or practice, as well as a two-time winner of the American Marketing Association’s Global Marketing Special Interest Group’s Excellence in Research Award (2018, 2014).

KaustavMisraKaustav Misra, Associate Dean, School of Business, Central Connecticut State University

Dr. Kaustav Misra received his PhD. in Applied Economics from Mississippi State University in 2010. His primary research areas include public economics, international economics, and family business. He has presented more than 60 articles at national and international conferences. Dr. Misra is the recipient of the 2009 Best Graduate Student Paper in Economics from the Academy of Finance and Economic Conference, Best Doctoral Paper in the Entrepreneurship/Information Technology/Innovation track for 2011 for the Southern Management Association, and Best Paper Presentation Award in 2008 at the International Conference on Economic and Management Perspectives (ICEMP). Dr. Misra has also been honored by Grand Valley State University as a Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholar (2009) and invited as a guest speaker for many national and international conferences and workshops. He has published more than 24 articles in high quality peer reviewed journals. His research in economics and family business has been accepted in refereed journals such as Economics of Education Review, Journal of Socio-Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. He has received many internal and external grants to conduct many projects, which are related to various economic and business issues. He is highly engaged in on and off campus activities. Leading study abroad student trips, assisting the college with AACSB accreditation, serving as a department head, development of the Econ Club, establishment of the Indian Student Association and organizing various events on behalf of the Indian Eastern Central Michigan Association are few examples of his commitments.