Villanova School of Business Professor Ronald P. Hill, PhD, Recognized with Two Marketing Honors


Villanova, PA, August 29, 2012 — Ronald P. Hill, PhD, the Richard J. And Barbara Naclerio Endowed Chair in Business, recently received two recognitions for his service to the marketing profession. Dr. Hill was named the 2012 recipient of the Williams-Qualls-Spratlen (WQS) Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence, and he was also honored for his achievements by the “PhD Project” organization.

The WSQ Award, which is given by the American Marketing Association, recognizes outstanding marketing scholars and career mentors of multicultural students and junior colleagues. Dr. Hill was named this year’s winner for his exceptional research on the topic of diversity and marketing, and for significant mentoring accomplishments with students and colleagues of color from underrepresented groups.

Dr. Hill was also recognized for “outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to the marketing profession and for being an exemplary model for all those who will follow in your footsteps," by the “PhD Project” organization. The PhD Project is a consortia of mostly Fortune 500 firms that come together to fund minority doctoral candidates in each of the business professions.

Dr. Hill is a well-known marketing scholar. He has held a number of editorial positions with publications such as the Journal of Consumer Affairs and the Journal of Macromarketing. Dr. Hill previously won the 2010 Richard W. Pollay Prize from the Sauder School of Business atthe University of British Columbia, a lifetimeachievement award given annually to recognizeintellectual excellence in the study of marketingin the public interest. 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #13 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers of Excellence (Center for Business Analytics, Center for Global Leadership, Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, Center for the Study of Church Management, the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, and the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center) with each center designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

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