Aravind Chandrasekaran

Fisher Distinguished Professor of Operations
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education

Office of the Dean

Operations and Business Analytics

Center for Operational Excellence (COE)


Dr. Aravind Chandrasekaran (AC) is the Fisher Distinguished Professor in Operations and Business Analytics at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. He received his PhD in Operations and Management Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Dr.Chandrasekaran’s research investigates innovation, learning and knowledge creation issues in a variety of industries including high-tech R&D, manufacturing and health-care delivery. In recent years, he has begun to study the challenges involved in developing patient-centric healthcare models by conducting field experiments in collaboration with several physician and nursing leaders in the United States.  His research has been published in all top OM journals including Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, as well as other premier journals including Information Systems Research, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Surgical Research and Harvard Business Review. His research has won several awards including the 2017 Poets and Quants 40 Under 40 Top Business School Professors in the world, 2012 INFORMS-Industry Studies Best Paper Award, 2013 Carol J. Latta Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar by the Decision Sciences Institute and 2015 Pace Setters Award for Research.

Dr. Chandrasekaran currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education at the Fisher College of Business. He oversees all the graduate programs including Full-time MBA, Working Professional MBA, Specialized Masters as well as executive masters programs including EMBA, the Master of Business in Operational Excellence (MBOE) and non-degree executive education. He has developed several custom teaching and research programs for organizations such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Ford Motor Company and Zimmer. He has won several teaching awards including the 2016 & 2012 Best Outstanding Core Professor Award (WPMBA), as well as the 2013 Pace Setter Award for Teaching Excellence.  

 In terms of external service, Dr. Chandrasekaran currently serves as the Department Editor for the Intervention-Based Research Department at JOM, and Senior Editor at POMS.  He also served as track chairs at several conferences including POMS, INFORMS and DSI. He reviews frequently for several leading academic journals including Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, MSOM, Decision Sciences and Journal of Marketing and Health Service Research.


  • Chan Hahn Best Paper (Academy of Management) (2021) 
  • Poets and Quants Best 40 Under 40 Professors (2017)
  • Outstanding Core Professor (2016)
  • Pace Setters Research Award (2015)
  • Carol J. Latta Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar (awarded by DSI)  (2013)
  • Winner of INFORMS – ISA Best Paper Award (2013)
  • Daniel Westerbeck Graduate Teaching Excellence Award (2013)     
  • Outstanding Reviewer for Decision Sciences Journal  (2012)
  • Outstanding Core Professor in WPMBA Program (2012)

Areas of Expertise

  • Product and Process Innovation
  •  Healthcare Operations 

  • Operations Strategy 
  • Knowledge Management
  • Multilevel Issues in Operations Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
Production/Operations Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operations Strategy
  • Quality Improvement
  • Technology Management


  • PhD in Business Administration, University of Minnesota
  • MS in Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • BS, College of Engineering, Anna University India


Published Books 


Published Articles


Working Papers

  • Examining the role of single versus dual decision-making approach for patient care (with Deepa Gordia) Revision at JOM
  • Learning from High Work-Load Environments: An Empirical Study of Learning by Doing in Call-Centers (with Anand Nandkumar and Srikanth Kannan) Under Review at JOM  
  • A Million Small Experiment: An Examination of Hospital Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic (with Ken Boyer, Jane Iversen and Soh-Hyun Chu) Revision at JOM 
  • Does Fresh food improve health? Evidence from a quasi-field experiment at the food bank (with John Lowrey and Ayaz Hyder) Under Review at JOM
  • The role of access in improving prevention and healthcare costs (with Yingchao Lan) Under Review at JOM 
  •  The Impact of Hospital Information Technology Adoption Process on Quality of Care and Cost (with Luv Sharma) Under Review at Health Affairs
  • Role of Middle Management on Administering Frontline Innovation in German Hospitals (with Felix Mosner and Fabian Sting) Under Review at JOM 


  • BUSOBA 7800 - Advanced Topics in Management Sciences for EMBA

    Advanced Topics in Management Sciences for students in the Executive MBA Program. Prereq: Enrollment in EMBA program. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 7 completions.

  • BUSOBA 4998 - Undergraduate Research in Management Sciences

    Undergraduate Research in Management Sciences for non-honors students. Prereq: BusAdm 2291 (499), and Jr standing, and permission of instructor. This course is progress graded.

  • BUSOBA 8231 - Strategic Management of Operations II

    Doctoral research seminar: critical analysis of research in vertical integration decisions, and measuring operational effectiveness, interorganizational collaboration. Prereq: Enrollment in BusAdm PhD program.

  • BUSOBA 8240 - Operations Method I

    Doctoral research seminar: critical analysis of philosophy of science, qualitative/case study research, survey-based research, research employing secondary data sources. Prereq: Enrollment in BusAdm PhD program.

  • BUSOBA 8235 - Fundamentals of Operational Excellence

    Doctoral research seminar: Critical analysis of research in quality management, lean, six sigma, designing operations to support and sustain innovation, integrating technology into operations. Prereq: Enrollment in BusAdm PhD program.

  • MBA 6230 - Operations Management

    How the operations function contributes to ensuring effective and efficient flow of materials and information within and outside the organization. Prereq: Enrollment in Executive MBA program or Working Professional MBA program; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 850. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs. This course is progress graded.