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Chetan Sankar

Chetan  Sankar

COB Advisory Council Professor

position: Professor Emeritus
dept: Retired from Department of Systems & Technology
phone: (334) 844-6504
office: 413 Lowder Business Building

At Auburn since 1989


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 1981
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, 1973
  • BS, Regional Engineering College Trichy, 1971

Professional Activities

Dr. Sankar's research on improving engineering and business education by using research methodologies has been well recognized by the award of eight National Science Foundation grants totaling $2.5 million. He brings first-hand knowledge of the real-world from outreach activities to enhance research and education experiences of students. He directs the Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education for Business Students and his work has had significant impact on improving the higher-level cognitive skills of more than 10,000 engineering and 7,000 business students. He has published more than 70 articles in referred journals including the MIS Quarterly, Management Science, European Journal of Engineering Education, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, IEEE Transactions on Education, Information Technology and Management, Journal of AMCIS, Journal of Engineering Education, Journal Creatividad Education Y Desarrollo, Project Management Journal, Decision Support Systems, The Academy of Management Executive, Engineering Management Journal, and the Journal of Global Information Technology Management. He was the first-place winner of the 1995 Decision Sciences Instructional Innovation Education Awards Program, the 1997 American Society for Engineering Education Instructional Unit Award, and received iNEER Recognition Award by the International Network for Engineering Education and Research, 2006. He is the editor of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education ( and Managing Editor of the Journal of STEM Education & Research ( He recently received a grant from the Economic Development Administration to help the economy of Alabama by geospatial mapping the infrastructure elements of utilities. Undergraduate and graduate students are collecting data with help from the Cities of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Dauphin Island, and Bayou La Batre.

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