Dr. Ritesh Saini
Dr. Ritesh Saini joined the University of Texas at Arlington in 2009. He received his PhD in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. Before entering academia, Saini was working in the advertising industry in India. Prior to his current appointment, he served on the business faculty at George Mason University where he also won the 2008 Excellence in Research Award. At UT-Arlington, he was awarded the 2010 COBA Distinguished Research Publication award.
He studies consumer psychology in the areas of retailing, pricing, and consumer search. His conceptual research focus is behavioral decision theory, with particular interest in situations where consumers face risky choices. His work also investigates time-money differences. Saini has published articles in the Management Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Psychology (forthcoming), besides several peer-reviewed proceedings. He has reviewed papers for several academic journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Judgment and Decision Making, and Marketing Letters.
He has taught foundation and capstone marketing courses at the undergraduate level, the marketing core and research methodology courses in the MBA program, and the consumer behavior course in the doctoral program.
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