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Dr. Saad Andaleeb

Andaleeb lgDistinguished Professor of Marketing

Dr. Andaleeb was named distinguished professor of marketing by Penn State’s Office of the President, a rare honor that recognizes his prominent profile as a teacher in the Sam and Irene Black School of Business and as a scholar and researcher within South Asia’s international development community. Andaleeb’s research investigates the roles society, politics, and business play in the economic growth of developing countries, particularly his native Bangladesh. For ten years he has edited the Journal of Bangladesh Studies, a multidisciplinary periodical that reaches both policy makers in developing countries and top-tier research institutions, including Cambridge University, Princeton, Columbia, Berkeley, Cornell and Illinois. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, a consortium of U.S. universities involved in research and promotion of educational exchange between the United States and Bangladesh. He is also three-time winner of the Fulbright Senior Specialist award, and is a past winner of the Graduate Student Association’s Professor of the Year award.

Education: Ph.D. in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Illinois; M.B.A and B.S. in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of New Hampshire.

What courses do you teach? Global Marketing/Marketing Research, Services Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Product Decisions

What can students expect when they take one of your courses? “Seek and ye shall find!” I expect students to be creative, work hard, research, and communicate.

How would you describe yourself as a teacher? I am demanding but caring enough to reward individuals who are creative, curious, and determined.

What do you like best about teaching at Penn State Behrend? The students here are determined, faculty are given the freedom to be creative, class sizes are reasonable, and we always have access to new technologies.

What’s your favorite…

Book? Recently, The Idea of Justice, by Amartya Sen; As a youngster, Freedom at Midnight, by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Movie?Avatar, Kabuliwala (story by Rabindranath Tagore)

Music/band? Ravi Shankar (sitar), Ali Akbar Khan (sarod), Rashid Khan (vocal), Johann Strauss

What are some of your hobbies/pastimes? Chess, sitar, cricket, and basketball.

What advice can you give students to succeed both in college and in life? Be SPECIAL: Success is built on self-awareness, partnerships, excellence, commitment, integrity, ambition, and life-long-learning.

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