Suresh Chalasani: Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Suresh Chalasani is a professor of Management Information Systems at UW-Parkside. He teaches in a number of other undergraduate programs as well, including Health Information Management and Technology, Sustainable Management, and Project Management. Furthermore, he also teaches in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Healthcare Administration graduate programs. For more than a decade, Dr. Chalasani has been teaching two courses in the consortium M.B.A. program, which was recently ranked at #9 among top online M.B.A. programs by the US News and World Report.
Dr. Chalasani has been involved in all aspects of the teaching lifecycle throughout his career, including curriculum design & development for new programs, program delivery, assessment of student learning, and continuous improvement. In addition to teaching, Dr. Chalasani also serves as the Academic Director for the first competency-based Business degree program in the UW System --- Flexible Option Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Flex BSBA) --- an innovative program that helps non-traditional and working adults complete their degree requirements by demonstrating mastery of program competencies. Since 2016, he worked with a number of faculty members, administrators and support staff in the UW System to design and launch Flex BSBA, a program that received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in January 2019. Recently, Flex BSBA has been recognized as the 3rd most affordable online Business programs by GreatBusiness Schools.org.
Dr. Chalasani’s research interests include using information technology for healthcare applications and business supply chains. He has also published several articles in prestigious journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He was a guest editor for the IEEE Systems Journal’s special issue on RFID technology, and he is currently co-editing a book “Digital Disruption in Healthcare,” which will be published by Springer. He chairs the campus-wide assessment committee, and he contributes to the implementation of international agreements with a number of universities in India. Dr. Chalasani received a number of research and teaching grants from the UW system and the National Science Foundation. His prior experience includes working as an Assistant professor at UW-Madison and consulting for multiple organizations in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Dr. Chalasani received a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Congratulations Suresh Chalasani!
Stella C. Gray Teaching Excellence Award Winner