September 11, 2007

College names Tadisina as interim associate dean

by Sun Min


Suresh K. Tadisina

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Suresh K. Tadisina, associate professor of management, has been named interim associate dean of the College of Business and Administration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

"I expect Dr. Tadisina to take on this role with the intellect and vigor he brings to every task," Dean J. Dennis Cradit said. "I am confident that he will provide strong and effective leadership."

Tadisina accepts an appointment vacated by Richard Rivers, who will return to the School of Accountancy faculty and oversee an initiative to re-invigorate the college's Asian programs.

As interim associate dean, Tadisina will be in charge of all academic programs including graduate, undergraduate and auxiliary programs. This will involve student academic issues and curriculum matters. He will also play a key role in the school's re-accreditation with AACSB International.

"I feel honored that the dean and my colleagues have reposed trust and confidence in me and my capabilities," said Tadisina. "Hopefully, I will be able to meet their expectations. I look forward to working with Dr. Cradit and his team to help the college reach its potential."

One of Tadisina's major goals is "to serve the College of Business in a way that helps faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students achieve their full potential. Toward that end, I intend to do my best to adhere to the principles of being a team player, extending and building trust, and maintaining transparency and accountability," he said.

Tadisina has been on the SIUC faculty since 1986. Over the years, he has served as chair of the Department of Management and on more than 30 dissertation committees, of which he chaired or co-chaired a dozen. In 2003, Tadisina was recognized as Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year. He is the current president of the India Association of Southern Illinois.

Tadisina's research is in the areas of service operations management, technology management, measurement of quality and supply chain collaboration. His articles have appeared in European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support Systems, Journal of the Operational Research Society, OMEGA and IIE Transactions, to name a few.

A native of Hyderabad, India, which is also known as "Cyberabad" due to its IT credentials, Tadisina received bachelor's and master's degrees from Osmania University in Hyderabad. He then went on to earn a master of business administration and a doctorate from The University of Cincinnati.