- He currently serves as provost and executive vice chancellor at Rutgers University—Newark, as well as a professor in the marketing department.
University System of Georgia (USG) has appointed Dr. Ashwani Monga as its chief academic officer and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs, effective July 1. Monga currently serves as provost and executive vice chancellor at Rutgers University—Newark, a position he has held since 2019. Monga succeeds Dr. Tristan Denley, who left the system for a similar position in Louisiana, according to a university press release.
In his role as USG’s chief academic officer, Monga “will oversee the academic enterprise of a university system with 26 public colleges and universities, including academic innovation and development with the institutions,” the university said. Other responsibilities include student affairs and enrollment management; student success initiatives; faculty development; the Georgia Film Academy; academic collaborative programs; distance education; academic and public libraries; and the Georgia Archives. He also will hold a faculty appointment in the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“This is an incredible opportunity to make an impact on student and faculty success, and I’m eager to help Chancellor Perdue and the University System of Georgia continue its tremendous work of transforming public higher education,” Monga said in the press release. “I have followed their efforts in creating the Nexus degree and building collaborative programs to meet the workforce needs of in-demand industries. This is an exciting time to be in Georgia, which has a national reputation for leadership, dedication, and innovation in state higher education policy and administration.”
Monga is also on the faculty at Rutgers Business School, where he is a professor in the marketing department. He is a former chair of the department and has also served as the business school’s vice dean for academic programs and innovations, overseeing undergraduate and graduate business programs across Newark and New Brunswick.
Monga’s research on consumer behavior, particularly the psychology of time and money, has been published in several journals of marketing. He has also co-authored a book, “Becoming a Consumer Psychologist.”
An award-winning teacher, Monga has taught at the University of Minnesota; University of Texas, San Antonio; Koç University, Turkey; the University of South Carolina where he first earned tenure. He has also been commended for his research excellence. He was named a Marketing Science Institute Scholar in 2018. In addition, he has been honored with outstanding reviewer awards from several journals and is a recipient of the 2018 Young Alumni Achievers Award from his MBA alma mater, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
He earned his Ph.D. in business administration with a major in marketing, and minors in psychology and statistics, from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He earned his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, and his Bachelor of Technology degree from the National Dairy Research Institute in Karnal.