Name: Gayatree Siddhanta Sarma
Title: Visiting Professional Lecturer and Academic Advisor
Office Location: Dyson 158
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2167
Degrees Held:

MBA, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY; M.A. in Philosophy, Guwahati University, India


Gayatree has worked/lived in India, Japan and Germany and has extensive international travel experience. Her forte is cross- cultural communication and understanding of different cultural values and nuances and their effects on business practices. She also applies her skill set in advising international students and students with study abroad interests. Her academic interest currently focuses on the emerging economies. Gayatree’s other interests include creative writing, cooking ethnic food and baking, current events and trivia. She is actively involved in a non- profit organization that works closely with underprivileged children.

Classes taught; Global Business and Society, Marketing Principles




  1. Exploring the Concept of Shared Value in Emerging Economies: The Role of Government and Corporations, Conference Proceeding, North East Decision Science Institute, Cambridge, MA, March, 2015
  2. Onlime Forums and Chats: Innovative Tools for Student Participation and Engagement, Conference Proceedings, North East Decision Science Institute, Cambridge, MA, March 2015
  3. My Turn, NEWSWEEK, Missing The Past, Embracing the Future
  4. Monument valley, manifest destiny and Frybread, The Thumbprint Magazine , India
  5. FDI in Northeast India, The Thumb Print Magazine,  India
  6. Second Generation Kids Endure A Long Trek, Poughkeepsie Journal
  7. Globalization and Economic Reality, The Assam Tribune, India
  8. McDonaldizing India, The Assam Tribune, India
  9. Intellectual Property Right Laws: A Historical Perspective; Productivity, The Journal of  The Productivity Council of India, New Delhi, India
  10. Breakfast, Fruhstuck and Asagohan, The Sentinel, India
  11. Barack Obama: The Journey Begins Today, The Assam Tribune, India






Academy of International Business , AIB

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Assam Foundation of North America

  1. “What Diversity Means To Me “, Panelist , Panel discussion organized by Diversity Council at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, April, 2015
  2. "Gearing towards Success as a Business Student “, Panelist, Future Business Leaders of America Panel Discussion, Spackenkill High school, Poughkeepsie, NY
  3. “To Bribe or not to Bribe: Telecom Industry Debacle in India, Marist College Ethics week Lecture Series, Spring 2015
  4. “Cultural Diversity and Underlying Assumptions in a Globalized Business World,”, Seminar Presented at  SEMATECH as a part of SEMATECH Lecture Series , 16th January 2014, Albany, NY
  5. "Cost of Luxury at Both Ends of the Spectrum: Where Do the Ethical Problems Lie". Marist College School of Management Ethics Week Lecture series, Spring 2014
  6. “Lead-Time Crunch, Colored Water and Human Lives: Ethical Issues in Readymade Garment Industry in Bangladesh”, Marist College School of Management Ethics Week Lecture Series, Fall 2013



Besides English, Gayatree speaks Hindi, Assamese  and Bengali fluently and has basic conversational skills in Japanese