Kansas State University


Department of Marketing


We are pleased to announce the following awards and honors received by marketing faculty.

Swinder Janda, professor, has won the prestigious 2012 Commerce Bank Award for Undergraduate Teaching.  Sponsored by the William T. Kemper Foundation and the Commerce Bancshares Foundation, the award includes a $2,500 honorarium and is coordinated through the Kansas State University Foundation. Janda is the Robert M. Edgerley chair in global business in the College of Business Administration. He received his bachelor’s degree from India’s Panjab University and his doctorate from the University of Arkansas. He started at K-State in 1998 as an assistant professor. Janda has taught classes in international marketing, international business, marketing research and consumer behavior in the United States, Germany and Italy. His secret to successful teaching is taking students outside the classroom. Janda has led study abroad programs for students to the countries of Argentina, China, Hong Kong, Chile, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the U.K.

David Lehman, instructor, is the 2012 recipient of the Ralph E. Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award. Lehman is dedicated to his students and focuses his attention on their individual needs to assist them in meeting their educational goals. Lehman joined the college as an instructor in the department of marketing in 2005.

Reo Song, assistant professor, is the 2012 recipient of the Developing Scholar Research Award. Song earned a Ph.D. from Texas A & M University. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, and a master’s and bachelor’s from Seoul National University. Since coming to K-State in 2010, Song has made an impressive start to his research career.

Dawn Deeter-Schmelz, professor and J. J. Vanier Chair in Relational Selling, was named as the recipient of the 2012 Kansas State Bank Teaching Award.  In their recommendation, the committee cites Dr. Deeter-Schmelz’ “. . . impressive development and integration of the sales lab in her teaching.” They further state that “It is clear from her strong teaching evaluations that students appreciate her teaching style and recognize the value of the role-playing exercises emphasized in her classes.” The committee also commends the professionalism Dr. Deeter-Schmelz’ models for and expects from her students.

Kevin Gwinner, professor and marketing department head, has been invited by Arizona State University’s Center for Services Leadership for a second three-year term to be a Research Faculty.  Membership to this group is exclusive, with only 37 faculty members from across the United States. CSL research faculty members are invited to join based on their exceptional academic reputation, expertise within service research, and commitment to advancing knowledge in the field.