Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marshall University
Dr. Avinandan (Avi) Mukherjee is the Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marshall University. From 2017 to 2021, he served as the Dean of the AACSB-accredited Lewis College of Business and Professor of Marketing at Marshall University. This role entailed managing the entire Lewis College of Business and its Brad D. Smith Schools of Business as the chief academic, financial, personnel and administrative officer, responsible for faculty, students, curriculum, budgets, and external engagement. Since starting at Marshall University in July 2017, Dean Avi has led a comprehensive reimagination of the Lewis College of Business in active collaboration with numerous external and internal stakeholders.
Before joining Marshall, Dr. Mukherjee served as the Dean of the AACSB-accredited College of Business at Clayton State University in Metro Atlanta. Before his Deanship, Avi has been the Chair of the Marketing Department in the School of Business for six years at Montclair State University, which is New Jersey’s second largest and fastest growing university. Dr. Mukherjee has a uniquely international academic and professional background, having taught as full-time or visiting faculty in as many as nine countries. Additionally, Dr. Mukherjee has directed executive development programs and consulted with companies in USA, UK, Denmark, India, China, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia. In 2017, Dr. Mukherjee was honored in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Who’s Who in Education, which included the top 100 education leaders in metro Atlanta. He completed the prestigious ITP program from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, the Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) Program from Harvard University, and the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).