Raghu Tadepalli is the Dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University since July 2012. Raghu came to Elon from Babson College in Massachusetts where he served as Murata Dean and Professor of Marketing in the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business. A recognized scholar in the field of marketing, he has written and contributed to many peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations on cross-cultural ethics, evaluation of performance for purchasing agents and salespeople, and the factors that affect salespersons’ customer orientation.
Prior to his tenure at Babson, Raghu was Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Dean in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University and earlier chair of the marketing department. He served as co-editor of the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education and has taught marketing strategy at the undergraduate and M.B.A. levels, and international business at the Executive M.B.A. level. Raghu also taught at North Dakota State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, winning numerous awards for his teaching, research and service. The students of the Williams College of Business named him “Delta Sigma Pi Teacher of the Year” in 2003.
Raghu has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in commerce with a major in accounting from Andhra University in India. He completed his M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from Arizona State University and later earned his doctorate from Virginia Tech.