Avinandan Mukherjee

Avi Mukherjee
Provost / Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Avi Mukherjee was appointed to his current role in April 2022. He previously had served as dean of Marshall’s Lewis College of Business since 2017.

First as dean and then as interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Mukherjee led a comprehensive re-imagination project at Marshall, promoting strategic enrollment management, student success, leadership development, research, fundraising, in-demand knowledge and on-demand access, accreditation, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship and innovation, experiential learning and global partnerships.

Before joining Marshall, he served as dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University in Atlanta and as chair of the Marketing Department in the School of Business at Montclair State University, N.J.

Mukherjee earned his doctorate in marketing from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, which is consistently ranked among the top 100 business schools in the world. Part of his doctoral work was conducted at the ESSEC Business School in Paris and his research was affiliated with the International Motor Vehicle Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

He has a graduate certificate in Higher Education Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, as well as a B.S. in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University in India.

Mukherjee has a distinct international background, having taught in nine countries. He has been honored in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who’s Who in Education” and served as the president of the Society for Advancement of Management, as a board member of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and the Clayton (Atlanta) Chamber of Commerce, and as chair of the University System of Georgia Regents Academic Advisory Committee on Business. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Huntington and other community organizations, and has been invited to speak in numerous forums and events.

Mukherjee has an industry background and is a tenured professor of marketing at Marshall. He is distinguished researcher, having published and presented more than 100 scholarly articles garnering 5,700 citations. He co-authored a scholarly book, “An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management” by Wiley, and is the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed “International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing.”

He has directed executive development programs and consulted with companies in the U.S., U.K., Denmark, India, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia.