Current & Prior Year Winners-Robert B. Clarke Award

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About the Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award

Marketing EDGE's preeminent award to honor an academic’s overall achievement in marketing, the Outstanding Educator Award is named for the late Robert B. Clarke. As the CEO of Grolier, his personal contribution endowed the Marketing EDGE Summit (then called the Educators’ Conference).

Nominated by their peers, winners are chosen on the basis of outstanding achievement in teaching, writing, research and speaking. Final selection is approved by the Marketing EDGE Board of Trustees. Awarded annually, this honor is named for the late Robert B. Clarke, CEO, Grolier, whose personal contribution endowed the Marketing EDGE Summit.

2018 RECIPIENT: Carol Scovotti, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Carol Scovotti, Ph.D.

Carol Scovotti, Ph.D., is a Professor of Marketing and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. is also a Visiting Professor and Board of Advisors member at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) in Germany. In addition to teaching marketing strategy and international marketing, She serves as the faculty advisor for the CUAS and Umea University (Sweden) exchange relationships. She is also the advisor for a new AMA diversity initiative. Her research focuses on cross border collaboration, multicultural virtual teamwork, and team governance

She holds a doctorate in international business, marketing, and information technology from Pace University in New York City, a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marquette University. Before joining UWW-Whitewater in 2004, she was an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Christopher Newport University. Some of the journals in which she has published include Journal of Marketing Education, Marketing Management Journal, Journal of Advertising Education, Marketing Education Review, and Journal for the Advancement of Marketing Education.

2017 RECIPIENT: Dhruv Grewal, Babson College

Dhruv Grewal

Dhruv Grewal has more than 30 published articles in Financial Times’ list of 45 business journals – focusing on direct, data and digital marketing, e-commerce, pricing, global marketing, value-based marketing and retailing. He also is one of a handful of marketing scholars to be listed in the prestigious Thomson Reuters Most Influential Researchers and Highly Cited Researchers in the 21st Century. In 2011, he served as conference co-chair for the Marketing EDGE Research Summit. He has garnered numerous awards his teaching, for his research, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from marketing academic societies and universities.

Professor Grewal also has taught executive seminars/courses and/or worked on research projects with numerous firms, such as Dell, TJX, McKinsey, MetLife, AT&T, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Sherwin Williams, ExxonMobil and numerous law firms. He has taught seminars in the US, Europe and Asia.

2016 RECIPIENT: Debra Zahay-Blatz, St. Edward's University
Debra Zahay-Blatz

Dr. Debra Zahay-Blatz is a Full Professor of Marketing at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas where she is Chair of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She teaches digital marketing and social media marketing at the graduate and undergraduate level. Most recently, she coordinated an effort to infuse digital marketing throughout the entire Marketing curriculum, including the creation of a Digital Marketing Minor. She has developed and grown similar programs at several other universities, including ten years at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Prior to academia, Dr. Zahay-Blatz held management positions at several leading firms, including Dun & Bradstreet and Verizon Communications (formerly MCI).


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Clarke Award Recipients

2018 : Dr. Carol Scovotti, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
2017 : Dr. Dhruv Grewal, Babson College
2016 : Dr. Debra Zahay-Blatz, St. Edwards University
2015 : Dr. Charles Hofacker, Florida State University
2014 : Dr. Charlotte Mason, University of Georgia
2013 : Dr. Arvind Rangaswamy, Penn State University
2012 : Dr. George R. Milne, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2011 : Dr. Donna L. Hoffman, University of California-Riverside
2010 : Dr. V. Kumar, Georgia State University
2009 : Dr. John A. Schibrowsky, University of Nevada Las Vegas
2008 : Dr. Edward C. Malthouse, Northwestern University
2007 : Dr. Peter S. Fader, University of Pennsylvania
2006 : Dr. Venkatesh Shankar, Texas A&M University
2005 : Dr. Lisa Spiller, Christopher Newport University
2004 : Dr. Marjorie Kalter, New York University
2003 : Dr. Russell Winer, New York University
2002 : Dr. John Deighton, Harvard University
2001 : Dr. James Peltier, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
2000 : Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, Oklahoma State University
1999 : Dr. Joseph E. Phelps, The University of Alabama
1998 : Dr. Denise Schoenbachler, Northern Illinois University
1997 : Susan K. Jones, Ferris State University
1996 : Dr. J. Steven Kelly, DePaul University
1995 : Dr. Paul Wang, Northwestern University
1994 : Dr. Richard Hamilton, University of Missouri - Kansas City
1993 : Dr. Harold Teer, James Madison University
1992 : Dr. Denny McCorkle, University of Northern Colorado
1991 : Dr. F. Robert Dwyer, University of Cincinnati
1990 : Dr. Robert Blattberg, Northwestern University
1989 : Dr. Don Schultz, Northwestern University

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