Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram is a distinguished professor with a long record of academic achievements and honors. He received his B.E. degree in engineering in 1978 from the University of Madras, India, and his M.B.A. in 1983 from the University of Texas. He earned his Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989 in the field of Management Science, where he won the prestigious Harold Lobdell award.
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram was a Visiting Scholar at The Kennan Institute, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., during 1990 to 1994. He was also a Fellow at the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, during 1995 to 1997.
Major curricular design was undertaken. Distinguished speakers series was started. Scholarship funds were instituted. The first class of 30 students started the program in 1996.
Dr Kalyanaram designed the curriculum (Innovation, Knowledge Economy), recruited the faculty and students, developed industry relations for placement, managed the budget, and led the Cohort MBA Program to be one of the top MBA programs in the country.
Director of UT Dallas MASTERS’ Programs
From 1997, Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram served as the Director of Masters’ Programs which included the COHORT MBA program, but also the evening and weekend MBA programs which were targeted towards working professionals. The responsibility also included leadership of several MS programs including those in Digital Commerce, Finance, Health Care Management, Marketing, Organizational Development, and Operations Research.
Under Dr. Kalyanaram’s leadership, the enrollment of the graduate students grew by 20 percent. New majors, electives and courses were designed and developed. On-line teaching component was introduced.
Senior Faculty for External Affairs (Director for External Affairs)
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram served as the Director for External Relations. In this leadership, he organized Distinguished Speaker series. He developed relations with industry and corporate world (internships, placements, scholarships and gifts), and community organizations. Dr. Kalyanaram raised resources for scholarships and research and teaching innovations.
Tenured Professor at NYIT
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram was a tenured senior professor at UT Dallas.
UT Dallas AACSB Accreditation
As Director of the MBA and MS programs and Director of External Relations, Dr. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram also led the AACSB accreditation process in identifying and enhancing the academic and professional qualifications of the faculty, assessing and measuring student learning, defining the mission, and preparing self-assessment reports.
UT Dallas Committees
University Accreditation Committee
University and School of Management Strategic Planning Task Forces
University Steering Committee, Cecil and Ida Green Center for Science and Society
Core Committee for the Support of Women and Minorities
Faculty Advisor for the Undergraduate Program Studies
University Enrollment Management Task Force
University Committees and Task Forces:
University Faculty Senate
University Curriculum Committee
University Assessment Committee
University Strategic Planning Taskforce
University Core Committee for the Support of Women and Minorities
University Committee on Committees
University Committee on Educational Policy, Vice-chair
University Committee on Faculty Standing and Conduct
University Library Committee
University Core Curriculum Committee
Search Committee for the Dean of School of Management
School Academic Planning and Policy Committee
School Personnel Committee
School Curriculum Committee
School Doctoral Program Committee
School External Development Committee
School Executive Education Committee
School Masters’ Program Review Committee, Chair and member
School Masters Admissions Subcommittee, Chair and member
School Medical Management Program
School Undergraduate Program Committee
School Library and Facilities Committee
School Ad Hoc Distance Learning Committee
School Scholarship Committee
School of Management Magazine Editorial Committee
School TA Supervision Committee
Invited Talks During UT Dallas
Chinese Culture University, December 2000 and November 2001
Yeshiva University, December 2000
Illinois Institute of Technology, November 2000
Westminster College, June 2000
State University of New York at Stony Brook, June 2000
University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2000
New York Institute of Technology, April 2000
Ohio University, January 2000
University of Missouri, March, 1999
Cleveland State University, March 1999
Fletcher School of Diplomacy and Law, February 1999
McKiney Economic Development, February 1999
University of California, Riverside, March 1998
University of Houston, November 1997
IEEE-Engineering Management Conference, Fall 1997
Texas Faculty Consortium, SMU, October 1997
Boston University, January 1997
New Products Development Conference, The Wharton School, May 1995
The MIT World Economy Laboratory Conference, Washington, D.C., April and October 1995
Rice University, April 1994
Empirical Generalizations in Marketing Workshop, The Wharton School, February 1994
International Executive Development Center, Kranj, Slovenia, June 1993
University of California, Davis, December 1989
Vanderbilt University, October 1989
National Cash Register, Akron, Ohio, June 1988