Name: Pushkala Raman
Occupation: associate professor of Marketing, Texas Woman’s University
Birth date and place: May; India
Family: Husband, Dr. Kartik Pashupati; son: Vikram Raman Pashupati, 10s; dog: Jo Jack, 6.
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: interacting with students. Keeps me young in spirit.
My business philosophy is: to be fair in my dealings with all my students.
If I could, I’d be a: professor.
I’m so sick of: students not knowing how to use apostrophes.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Alexander McCall Smith, Desmond Tutu, Amitabh Bachchan and Michelle Obama.
My hobbies are: crossword puzzles, gardening and reading mystery novels.
The last book I read was: The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall
I wish I knew how to: ice fancy cakes.
My worst habit is: drinking too much coffee.
Nobody knows I: auditioned to be a sports commentator.
The person I most admire is: Rosa Parks.
My guilty pleasure is: sleeping in on Sundays.
I drive a: Honda Accord Hybrid.
I’d like to be driving a: Mazda Miata.
My favorite restaurant is: Greenhouse Restaurant on Locust Street.
I’m happiest when: I am with my family.
I regret: not being physically closer to my mother.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Travel to every continent.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: more public transport.
When I retire, I plan to: travel.
Community activities: Lead student teams in consulting projects for local area small businesses and nonprofit organizations; member of the Denton Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee.