December 3, 2013

Chandrasekaran named outstanding early career scholar


Aravind Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of management sciences, was recently awarded the inaugural Carol J. Latta Memorial DSI Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar.

The award was presented at the Decision Sciences Institute’s annual meeting.

“This award is bestowed on only one individual each year and I think it’s a wonderful acknowledgement of all of the work that Aravind has been doing,” said Peter Ward, chair of the Department of Management Sciences at Fisher College of Business. “His leading-edge research and teaching is a great resource for students as well as our college’s partners throughout the global business community.”

The Latta award goes to a scholar who earned his or her terminal degree (PhD, DBA, etc.) in the last five years and demonstrates excellence in scholarly contributions (research publications in Decision Sciences, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and other highly regarded journals); teaching (awards, course development); and service to the DSI. Chandrasekaran is the recipient of numerous recognitions at Fisher, including the 2013 Pace Setters Daniel Westerbeck Teaching Excellence Award.

As the Latta award winner, Chandrasekaran will be part of the committee made of up DSI senior leaders who will select next year’s recipient.

Additionally, the 2014 DSI Annual Meeting will be chaired by M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, professor of management sciences at Fisher. The theme of the meeting will be “Technology and the Rapidly Changing Global Business Landscape: How the Heightened Pace of Technological Innovation Is Driving Change in Business and Business Educational Paradigms.” Read more from Professor Rungtusanatham about the event.