Punj, Girish Niwas was born on February 19, 1950 in Srinagar, India, came to the United States, 1974, naturalized, 1979. Son of Siri Niwas and Kailash (Sharma) P. Bachelor of Science, Regional Engineering College, India, 1972.
- Assistant professor University Maine, Orono, 1977-1980. Visiting assistant professor Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1980-1981. Assistant professor marketing University Connecticut, Storrs, 1981-1987, associate professor, 87-2007, professor, 07-.