Srivatsa (Sri) Seshadri

Marketing, Professor

Office: WSTC 209N   |    Phone: (308) 865-8190   |    Email:

Srivatsa (Sri) Seshadri


Sri Seshadri has a scholar’s thirst of knowledge for his wide range of research interests. He often includes other faculty members, mentoring them to be independent researchers. A professor at UNK for 30 years, which includes 7 years as the Director of UNK’s MBA program, a visiting professor at Hanyang University in South Korea and the American University in Bulgaria. Plus 12 years professional experience in various Engineering positions. He received both the Faculty Mentoring Award and the Research Mentor Award from the College of Business & Technology (CBT), the University-wide Departmental Teaching Award, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Award. He is the editor of Mountains Plains Journal of Business and Technology. His research is featured in peer reviewed journals such as the Small Business Institute Journal, Journal of Global Marketing, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Business Communication Quarterly, and Teaching Business Ethics. Both nationally and in Thailand, India, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, and Slovenia, he has presented his research. He is the Faculty Advisor and Academic Advisor of International Business. He consulted academically for the International University of Languages and Media (IULM) in Milan, Italy and for China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, China.


Ph.D., Marketing, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Mysore, India   

Areas of expertise and research

B2B Marketing 

Business case studies

Collegiate-Athletics Marketing 

Things I love about teaching

  • Mentoring undergraduate students to develop/hone their subject-related knowledge and skills. 
  • Enabling students to have successful careers post-graduation from UNK. 
  • Preparing students to make a difference in their communities through development of strong soft-skills.
  • Becoming a life-long learner myself – often learning from students as much I they learn from me!

Fun facts about me

  • I have visited more countries (17) than states (8)! But have never been south of the equator! 
  • Speak 4 languages fluently; have forgotten 2 others for lack of opportunities to speak.
  • Worked in a nuclear power plant as an engineer.