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Marketing Professor Dholakia Named New Chair

Utpal (Paul) Dholakia was recently named the William S. Mackey, Jr. and Verne F. Simons Distinguished Associate Professor of Management at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management. He was approved by the Rice Board of Trustees as the new chair July 2008.
 
Dr. Dholakia’s recent research focuses on the democratization of peer-to-peer online lending Web sites and marketing issues within virtual communities. His research has been published in top-tier marketing and management journals like the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Management Science, and others. He also appears frequently in the news for his research and as an expert in the field.
 
Dr. Dholakia has a M.S. in psychology and Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in operations research from the Ohio State University, and a B.A. in industrial engineering from the University of Bombay.