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Bengal Business March 2023

For the March 2023 episode of the Bengal Business Radio Show, Dr. Shane Hunt talks with Becky Kearns. Becky Kearns worked in the financial industry for 40 years, and shares her experience and wisdom. Becky also has deep ties with ISU, and shares her past as a student and the background her family has. In this episode, Shane Hunt also talks with Vidya Ganji, a new business statistics professor at ISU about her background as well as advice for students. As a first generation college student, Vidya shares the wonderful things education has done for her and the importance of students seeking opportunities actively.

Dr. Shane Hunt is the Dean of the College of Business and a Professor of Marketing at Idaho State University. Shane is the recipient of the 2010 National Inspire Integrity Award from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the 2010 Lt. Col. Barney Smith Award as Professor of the Year and the 2015 Honors Professor of the Year at Arkansas State University, and the 2019 National Teaching Innovation Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators. Shane’s research has appeared in The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, The Journal of Business Logistics and he has been invited to present to numerous organizations including the American Marketing Association and the National Conference in Sales Management. Shane is also the co-author of McGraw-Hill’s newest Principles of Marketing textbook that is being used by students across the country. After completing his MBA at the University of Oklahoma, Shane went to work for a Fortune 500 company in Tulsa, OK and spent eight years working as a pricing analyst, product manager, and business development manager overseeing numerous Mergers and Acquisitions initiatives before completing his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. Shane lives in Pocatello, ID with his wife Jenifer and their two children, Andrew and Sarah.