Ajay K. Kohli
Gary T. and Elizabeth R. Jones Chair
Professor Kohli is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marketing, the premier broad-based academic journal in Marketing. His research has received several "best-paper" awards including the Alpha Kappa Psi award for its contribution to marketing practice, and the inaugural Sheth Foundation / Journal of Marketing award for long-term impact on marketing. In addition, one of his articles was a finalist for the Harold H. Maynard for its contribution to marketing theory and thought.
He is among the 100 most cited authors in the fields of Business and Economics combined, and two of his articles are among the 10 most cited Journal of Marketing articles in a quarter century. He is represented in ISIHighlyCited.com, an ISI web site that lists the top 0.5% cited authors in two decades in a variety of social and natural sciences combined.
Professor Kohli is a recipient of the Paul D. Converse award, and two honorary doctorates, one from the University of St. Gallen, and one from the Corvinus University of Budapest. He is an ISBM Fellow, a recipient of the Mahajan award for career contributions to the field of marketing strategy, and one of three recipients of the 25-year Consortium Fellow Excellence award for his year.
Dr. Kohli has previously taught at Emory University, Harvard Business School and The University of Texas at Austin. He has also taught at BI Norwegian Business School, HSN, Norway, University of Muenster, Germany, Singapore Management University, SDA Bocconi, Italy, and WHU, Germany. He has led numerous executive education seminars in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He has taught at the undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, and PhD levels, and has been recognized several times for teaching excellence, including with the College-wide Jack G. Taylor Teaching Excellence Award at UT-Austin.
Professor Kohli served as the founding Associate Dean and Director of the doctoral program in Business at Emory University. In this capacity, he was responsible for launching the doctoral program, recruiting students, developing operating processes, and ongoing administration. Dr. Kohli has also served as the Area Coordinator for the Marketing Area at Emory.
Dr. Kohli worked in industry for over six years in sales & distribution management, and in marketing strategy consulting. His last employer was the Monitor Company where he served as Group Leader. He has also consulted with several companies including 3M, Accenture, Andersen, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak, The Forum Corporation, Halliburton, IBM, Shell, Texas Instruments, and the World Bank.
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