My academic training in engineering prepared me well for my Ph.D. in Decision Sciences (& information systems). My teaching and research has focused on the intersection of decision sciences and information systems – business analytics, GIS, and value of information systems, both from people and technology.
• Information and Knowledge Management
• Management of Information Systems
• Decision Support Systems
• Managerial Statistics
Previous Teaching Experience
• Penn State University, Great Valley
• Salisbury State University
• Old Dominion University
• University of Connecticut
• Georgia State University
Previous Relevant Work Experience
• Manager in a steel plant (in India) in-charge of maintenance.
• Role of IS in operations -- Government
• Role of IS in Small Businesses
• Intellectual property issues in IT start-ups
"The Fact-Net Model: A Problem Diagnosis Procedure," Interfaces, Vol. 16, No. 6 (1986), pp. 86-94 (with Harvey J. Brightman).
"Matching Problem Diagnostic Tools to Managers' Decision Styles: A Contingency Approach," OMEGA (International Journal of Management Science), Vol. 16, No. 1 (1988), pp. 1-9 (with Harvey J. Brightman and Robert Elrod).
"A Comparative Analysis of Successful and Unsuccessful Information Centers," Information and Management, Volume 19, No. 3 (1990), pp. 199-209 (with Bindiganavale S. Vijayaraman).
"Perception of the Role of Information Technology in Organizations: Development of a Measure," Computer Personnel, Vol. 20, No. 4 (1999 – actually published in 2002), pp. 39-54 (with Xiaohua Lin).
"Goal Orientation, Self-Efficacy, Organizational Climate, and Job Performance," Human Performance, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2002), pp. 275-297 (with Denise Potosky).
"Conceptualization and Exploration of composite Career Anchors: An Analysis of Information Systems Personnel," Human Resource Development Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2003), pp. 199-214 (with Denise Potosky).
"Shaping of Moral Intensity Regarding Software Piracy: A Comparison Between Thailand and U.S. Students," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 49 (2004), pp. 91-104. (with Ranjan Kini and B.S. Vijayaraman).
“Infusion of GIS and spatial analysis in business school curricula: A status report”, Journal of Informatics Education Research, Spring/Fall 2010, http://www.sig-ed.org/jier/2010/JIER2010_ramakrishna.pdf (with A. Sarkar, and B. Vijayaraman).
“A tutorial on geographic information systems: A ten-year update”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2016, 38: 190-234 (with D. Farkas, B. Hilton, J. Pick, A. Sarkar, and N. Shin.
“Factors affecting the design of short-term study abroad programs: An exploratory study of two business schools date”, Journal of Teaching in International Business, 27 (Nos. 2-3): 124-141 (with Sarkar and Vijayaraman).
Recipient of Levi-Strauss Foundation Scholarship, 1980-1981
Recipient of the George E. Manner's award for Graduate Studies in Business, 1980-1981
Winner -- Best Empirical/Application Paper ABA Conference, 1994
Excellence in teaching award, 2008