Teaching: Dr. Kuruvilla graduated with a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville. He has been teaching Operations Management both at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Business since Fall 2008. Prior to this appointment, he taught briefly at Oakland University, Lawrence Tech University, and Wayne State University in adjunct positions. He also taught Operations Research at University of Louisville as a graduate student, and currently teaches in the collaborative University of Wisconsin online Sustainable Management program. Dr. Kuruvilla has been invited to deliver lectures and continues to hold visiting positions at Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Finland; University of Calabria, Italy, and University of Salento, Italy.
Research: Dr. Kuruvilla's primary research interests are Ambulance Diversion in Emergency Medical Systems and Sustainable Tourism Management. He has presented his research in various conferences worldwide and his work is published in European Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, Asian Forum for Business Education Journal and the Journal of Current Research in Global Business. Dr. Kuruvilla has also developed a new research interest in the area of Human Aspects of Operations Management, particularly cross-cultural communication in virtual projects. An integral part of his research work involves students. Both his undergraduate and graduate students have presented research at significant events in the State of Wisconsin and on the National level.Service: Dr. Kuruvilla is a consultant for Aperian Global, helping several global companies like Kohler, Navistar, John Deere, Accenture, and Michelin with productivity and cross-cultural issues while offshoring operations. Dr Kuruvilla has also served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the King County Healthcare Coalition, Seattle as a subject-matter expert in Ambulance Diversion issues. In the last four years, he has worked on over 150 projects with his students, helping local companies in the area improve their operations.
Personal: Dr. Kuruvilla can speak five languages - English, Hindi, Malayalam Tamil, and Punjabi, and is currently working on his sixth, Italian. His passions are travel, photography, horseback riding, sky diving and taking risks - he met and married his lovely wife, Asha, in 6 days!