Jagdish N. Sheth is Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Professor Sheth has over 50 years of combined experience in teaching and research at the University of Southern California, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, MIT, and Emory University.
Professor Sheth is the recipient of all four top awards given by the American Marketing Association: the Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, the Charles Coolidge Parlin Award for market research, the P.D. Converse Award for outstanding contributions to theory in marketing, and the William Wilkie Award for marketing for a better society. He is also a Fellow of the AMA, ACR, AMS, and APA.
Professor Sheth is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Science, awarded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016), and Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, awarded by Shiv Nadar University (2017). In 2019, he was presented the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest faculty honor at Emory University. Professor Sheth has authored or coauthored more than three hundred papers and several books. His latest book is Genes, Climate and Consumption Culture: Connecting the Dots (2017).
He is the co-founder, with his wife Madhuri Sheth, of the Sheth Foundation, which funds the AMA Doctoral Consortium and the Sheth Family Foundation, which supports local community projects and cultural events.
Charles Shapiro, President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, held numerous senior positions at the U.S. Department of State, including Ambassador to Venezuela, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere and Coordinator for Cuban Affairs. From 2011-2013, he was the president of the Institute of the Americas, a think tank at the University of California San Diego. He is a member of the Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees.
Wolfgang Schlör is Associate Provost for International Initiatives at Georgia State University (GSU), serving as the Senior International Officer for the institution. Prior to joining GSU in 2017, he was Associate Provost for the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He also served as Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs and Interim Director of International Programs and Studies (IPS) as well as Associate Director of IPS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and held similar positions at the University of Pittsburgh.
Schlör has held research and postdoctoral appointments at the Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. From 1994 to 1996, he served as the US Director of the International Affairs Network, a major project to develop international affairs training capacity in Central and Eastern Europe, based in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Schlör holds PhD (Dr.Phil.) and M.A. (Dipl.Pol.) degrees in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin.