G. “Anand” Anandalingam, Dean
G. “Anand” Anandalingam has been dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business
since July 1, 2008. He was senior associate dean and occasional acting dean from
July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. The Smith School is a highly ranked business
school with overall undergraduate, MBA and EMBA rankings
all in the top 25. The faculty of the Smith School is consistently ranked in the
top 10 by both the Financial Times and Businessweek, and the
University of Texas-Dallas ranking of research productivity.
Anandalingam identifies sustainable innovation as a priority in developing
business leaders ready to meet the varied and mutable challenges of a global
21st century economy. Smith’s world-class programs and research reflect the core
values of socially and environmentally responsible organizational stewardship.
Among the school’s strengths are its strong and highly-respected faculty; its
desirable location in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; and its
established global reach.
As dean, Anandalingam has invested in ten centers of excellence, including
the Center for Social Value Creation, the
Center for Financial Policy, and the Center for Leadership,
Innovation and Change. He has raised funds for multiple endowed
professorships, programs on business history and ethical leadership, and
numerous scholarships for students. Under his leadership, the Smith School has
enhanced its corporate reach with a new facility for the
Office of Career Services and programs like
ThoughtLeadership@Smith. The Smith School’s
activities in Baltimore, including partnerships with the University of
Maryland-Baltimore, have also expanded considerably during his tenure.
Anandalingam has been with the Smith School since 2001. During this time he
served in various key senior leadership positions as senior associate dean and
as chair of the Smith School’s decision, operations and
information technologies department. He serves as chair of the school’s
Masters’ Design, Development and Innovation Committee, the MBA program
curriculum development committee. He is the founder of the
Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises, a center that he co-directed
from 2001-2004, and he helped found the school’s Center for
Health Information and Decision Systems.
Before joining Smith in 2001, Anandalingam was at the University of Pennsylvania
for nearly 15 years, where he was the National Center Professor of Resource and
Technology Management and a professor in both the Penn Engineering School and
the Wharton School. His positions at the University of Pennsylvania included
serving as the chair of the department of systems engineering and directing the
Executive Master’s Program in Technology Management. He has received numerous
academic and teaching awards while at the Smith School, as well as a variety of
scholarships, fellowships, prizes and endowed appointments at Pennsylvania,
Harvard and Cambridge. He has been on editorial boards of top-tier journals and
has also graduated more than 20 PhD students, many of who have joined top-30
Anandalingam began his academic career as an assistant professor at the
University of Virginia. He received his PhD and MS from Harvard University, and
his BA and MA from Cambridge University.