Dr. Parthasarati Dileepan


Henry Hart Professor of Management

Dr. Parthasarati Dileepan

"Online learning will have a profound effect, freeing up the need for physical proximity."

Dr. Parthasarati Dileepan is a Henry Hart Professor of Management at UTC. He has published over a dozen articles within his field. He's also received several honors for his work.

Degrees held:

  • PhD in Quantitative Management Science — University of Houston
  • MBA in MIS — Indiana University
  • BS — University of Houston

Career highlights:

Published four articles in a single year (1988) in top tiered journals including Management Science, OMEGA, and Computers and Operations Research. More recently, developed the Business Analytics concentration for Management majors.

Why did you start teaching?

When I started my graduate studies I had to teach as a part of my duties. That is how I started, with a lot of trepidation, but grew to love it. Interacting with the students is the best part of my job.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

Talk less, listen more!

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Don't fall behind.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Capital by Thomas Piketty

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?

Quantitative competency.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

Falling for passing fads.

How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?

It will have a profound effect, freeing up the need for physical proximity.

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