Madhu Viswanathan



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Madhu Viswanathan
183 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
(217) 333-4550



Coursera Outstanding Educator (Transformation Award), 2017 (For Course on Understanding Subsistence Marketplaces).

UPCEA (UPCEA: University Professional and Continuing Education Association) International Leadership Award, 2017.

Diane and Steven N. Miller Centennial Chair in Business, 2015-.

Faculty Speaker, Fall New Student Convocation, 2015. View on Youtube or Vimeo

Pearson Prentice Hall Solomon-Marshall-Stuart Award for Innovative Excellence in Marketing Education, AMA Teaching and Learning SIG, 2015.

Member of Advisory Board, United Nations Refugee Agency, 2014-2016.

Marketing Teacher of the Year, Academy of Marketing Science, 2014.

Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2013.

Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, 2013.

Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business - Department of Business Administration (Marketing), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012-. Video of talk

Best Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership, World Education Congress, Mumbai, 2012.

Richard Pollay Prize for Intellectual Excellence in the Study of Marketing in the Public Interest, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, 2012.

Honorable Mention Award, Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, University of South Carolina, Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012.

Parkland College Commencement Speech, May, 2010 (Speech transcript).

Inc Magazine Best Courses 2011: Sustainable Product and Market Development for Subsistence Marketplaces.

Best Paper Winner,Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy and Marketing Award, 2007-2009.

Best Paper Runner-Up, MSI/Paul Root Award and Harold H. Maynard Award, Journal of Marketing, 2010.

Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, College of Business, Chicago, May, 2010

Bharat Gaurav (India Pride) Award, India International Friendship Society, Delhi, India, 2010

International Humanitarian Award, Champaign-Urbana, 2008

Social Entrepreneurship Award, Innovation Celebration, University of Illinois and Champaign County Economic Development, 2008