Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 16, October 26, 2012
Mark Century Gina O'Connor T. Ravichandran
Gina O’Connor T. Ravichandran

Lally Names Associate Deans

The Lally School of Management and Technology has announced two appointments.

T. Ravichandran, an information systems and supply chain management expert, has been named associate dean for research for the Lally School. Ravichandran started at Rensselaer as an assistant professor in 1996, was named as associate professor in 2003, and a professor in 2009. He served in several academic leadership roles in the Lally School including as the area coordinator for the marketing, information systems, and operations management group and chair of the AACSB Accreditation Committee. Some of his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ministry of Education in Singapore. He has published more than 100 research papers in academic journals and conference proceedings and delivered over 40 invited talks. He is a department editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and has served as an associate editor for both MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.

Gina O’Connor has been named associate dean for academic affairs for the Lally School. O’Connor, who started at Rensselaer in 1989, is a professor of marketing and director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship. She has published 15 books and book chapters and over 80 papers. She has been named one of the top 25 scholars in the field of innovation in a study published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

“We are very fortunate in the Lally School to have two accomplished academics bring their considerable skills to the management of the School,” said Thomas Begley, dean of the Lally School. “I am excited to work with Gina in her role in faculty and program oversight and Ravi in his role in research and new program development. We are also grateful for the dedication that Jeff Durgee, their predecessor, brought to the job for the last seven years.”

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