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VSB’s Gunita Grover, PhD, receives the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching

Gunita Grover, PhD

VILLANOVA, Pa., May 20, 2019 -Villanova School of Business (VSB) is proud to congratulate Gunita Grover, PhD, Assistant Professor, Finance, for receiving Villanova University’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching.

The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching is presented to a faculty member who excels in undergraduate teaching. The University President solicits nominations for this award annually. A subcommittee of the Committee on Faculty, consisting of previous recipients of this award, evaluates these nominations and the award is presented to the selected faculty member during commencement.

“Given the tremendous quality of academic teaching throughout Villanova’s campus, this award clearly reflects Dr. Grover’s exceptional contribution to VSB,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB. “We are fortunate to have a such a dedicated faculty member in Dr. Grover.”

“Receiving this award is a most humbling experience and the biggest honor of my professional life,” said Dr. Grover.  She continued, “I am surprised and touched by my students who have consistently nominated me for this award over the last 10 years, especially since they find my classes ‘tough and challenging.’ It is most inspiring and rewarding to work with our students, and I learn as much from them as they do from me.” 

Dr. Grover joined VSB in 1996 and throughout her tenure has taught courses in corporate finance and investments. She has also taught in the Villanova MBA and Summer Business Institute programs. She currently serves as the faculty advisor for the Wall Street Society and South Asian Multicultural Organized Student Association (SAMOSA), and previously served as a mentor in the Faith and Learning Scholars Program.

Dr. Grover won the Dougherty Award, VSB’s Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, in 2011, and she has helped develop and build strong leaders throughout her years with VSB.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and its online graduate business programs are ranked #2, and its online MBA program is ranked #13 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. 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. For more, visit