Through the generous support of our benefactors, the Zarb School is enriched by 12 distinguished professorships and two endowed chairs. We have profiled the two most recently honored distinguished professors, Dr. James Neelankavil and Dr. Anil Mathur.
Dr. James Neelankavil
Dr. James Neelankavil, Robert E. Brockway ’46 Endowed Distinguished Professor in Marketing
Dr. James Neelankavil has been recognized as a gifted teacher. He was voted best teacher of the E.M.B.A. program by students twice. He is the chair of the faculty advisory board of the Journal of International Business and Law and is the faculty adviser to the Hofstra Business Consulting Group. Formerly acting dean of Hofstra’s School of Business, Dr. Neelankavil has also served as associate dean.
Dr. Neelankavil has had extensive industry experience with Firestone Tires, Inc., in Bombay. He has also served on the faculties of the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, and the Stern School of Business of New York University. He has had visiting professorships at Bocconi University in Milan and at the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands.
Dr. Neelankavil’s publishing record is impressive. He is the author of International Business Management Simulation; Global Business: Contemporary Issues, Problems and Challenges; Advertising Regulation Worldwide; and Advertising Self-Regulation: A Global Perspective. Dr. Neelankavil has presented numerous papers both in the United States and abroad on international business issues. His research papers have appeared in many leading journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of Management Development, Management Research, and the Journal of Global Marketing. Dr. Neelankavil’s research has included cross-cultural study of managerial skills, international research techniques, international advertising, R&D elasticity, innovation as a strategic tool and global strategies.
Dr. Neelankavil received a B.Sc. from Kerala University in India, an M.B.A. with distinction from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, and a Ph.D. in international business from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Dr. Anil Mathur
Dr. Anil Mathur, Brodlieb Distinguished Professor in Business
Dr. Anil Mathur has been recognized for his excellent teaching skills, especially in the area of marketing research, a very demanding required course for all undergraduate marketing majors. For the past 11 years, he has served as the associate dean/vice dean of the Zarb School of Business.
Vice Dean Mathur is a renowned scholar and is recognized for his expertise in marketing, consumer behavior and older consumers. His current research interests include consumer behavior, research methodology and cross-cultural consumer behavior/managerial issues. He has co-authored two books: The Maturing Marketplace and Baby Boomers and Their Parents: Surprising Findings About Their Lifestyles and Well-Being. He has also authored or co-authored more than 70 papers that have been published in journals, such as the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Services Marketing and Psychology and Marketing. Vice Dean Mathur is a member of the editorial board for Psychology & Marketing and serves as a reviewer for many prestigious journals.
Vice Dean Mathur is actively involved in community and professional activities. He has lectured several times at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, and is fluent in Hindi and Bengali.
Vice Dean Anil Mathur earned a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. from the University of Calcutta and the University of Delhi, respectively, and a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. He earned a Ph.D. in marketing from Georgia State University. Vice Dean Mathur’s industry experience includes nearly nine years in various marketing positions in Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., in India.