"NDSU has many amazing and dedicated faculty members," said Provost Beth Ingram. "The four faculty being honoured this spring have distinguished themselves as the best of the best. I am truly delighted to be able to recognize their accomplishments."
The Peltier Award was established by Joseph and Norma Peltier to honour innovation in teaching. Ganesh-Pillai will be recognized for her efforts to bring hands-on experience, theory-based understanding and an enhanced global perspective to her marketing students.
"This is an eye-opening experience for a lot of students," wrote Chanchai Tangpong, professor of management. "This makes them more aware of and more sensitive to cultural issue underlying marketing decisions." Ganesh-Pillai earned a bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Pune, India. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Emporia State University, Kansas, and a doctorate from the University of Central Florida.