Faculty Spotlight – Sekar Raju





Where did you earn your degrees from and what are your current responsibilities at ISU?

I earned my PhD from The Ohio State University. I am the interim associate chair of the departments of Management and Marketing.


When did you come to ISU and what brought you here?

I came to ISU in 2007. I was in Buffalo, NY before and thought that I was getting away from all the snow there!!


What are your favorite courses and why?

My favorite courses are the ones where students interact a lot!


What interests you about your field?

Marketing is a dynamic field with so many new challenges and innovative solutions being found regularly.


What do you hope students gain from their classroom experience with you?

Understand that marketing is an important component of business even for those who focus on the other functional disciplines.


Describe your ideal student.

One who is curious and willing to think outside the box coupled with the ability to critically examine the data and make informed decisions.


Favorite place to be/thing to do on campus is…

Walk around campus. Our campus is really beautiful!


Community civic involvement includes…

Helping local non-profit organizations understand marketing better!


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