Suresh Chalasani, Ph.D.
1. What is a typical day like in your field?
Typical day: Designing and implementing software and hardware to obtain meaningful information that can be used by managers from myriad sources of data. Managing projects so that they get completed on time and within budget.
2. How did this type of work interest you and how did you get started?
Software and database design, project management has always fascinated me. I got started in these areas through my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Later, I worked in the industry as a consultant; my work experience as a consultant increased my interest in the field.
3. What jobs and experiences have led to your present position?
I worked as a consultant in the industry and, prior to joining UW-Parkside, I worked as an Assistant Professor at UW-Madison.
4. What do you see as your priorities in the next five years?
Continue to teach well whether it is face-to-face or online courses. I would also like to teach courses in the healthcare management area in addition to MIS classes.
Continue to publish in the healthcare management and healthcare IT area.
5. What do you enjoy doing most outside of teaching?
Exercise, specifically jogging/running. I run half-marathons and I am training for a marathon.
6. How do you best connect with your students?
I prefer to connect with my students in person to discuss course materials and advising them on
courses and career paths. I also work with students one-on-one by email, phone or other mechanisms
such as D2L messaging.
7. Packers or Bears?
8. If you could travel to any part of the world where would it be?
Europe and Far-East Asia
9. Favorite Movie?
Babel (2006; directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)