M.Eng. Faculty – College of Business

Photo of Gopesh Anand.Gopesh Anand


◆ Associate Professor, Business Administration


Ph.D., Operations Management, The Ohio State University
M.B.A., Finance, The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Commerce, Accountancy, University of Bombay, India
Research interests: operations strategy, continuous improvement
Recent honors, awards: 2013 Outstanding Reviewer, Decisions Sciences Journal; Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois (2006-2007, 2009-2013); 2012 Best Reviewer, Academy of Management Meeting – Operations Management Division; 2012 Chan K. Hahn Distinguished Paper, Academy of Management; 2011 Best Teacher, Illinois MBA


Bradley photo resizedJoe Bradley


◆ Visiting Teaching Associate, Business Administration

PhD, Systems & Entrepreneurial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MBA, Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, Mechanical Engineering (Electrical Engineering), Iowa State University
BSE, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Research interests: Systems Engineering, Product Development and Design (software, hardware, hybrids), Intellectual Property Management Strategy, 3-D Printing
Recent honors, awards: List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students, Center For Teaching Excellence (2013)


Photo of Dilip Chhajed.Dilip Chhajed


◆ Associate Head, Business Administration
◆ Professor, Business Administration
◆ Director, M.S. in Business Administration program

Ph.D., Management, Purdue University
M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Texas at Dallas
B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Research interests: operations management with focus on supply chain design and product/process design, particularly problems that span operations management and marketing
Recent honors, awards: Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois (2001, 2007-2013); Best Environmental Issue Paper, Decision Science Institute (2011)


Photo of Raj Echambadi.Raj Echambadi


◆ Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement
◆ Professor, Business Administration
◆ James F. Towey Faculty Fellow

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Houston
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India
Research interests: business strategy; strategic innovations; multivariate methods, measurement and scaling issues; marketing
Recent honors, awards: 2013 selected as one of the 50 people/organizations who helped shape the College of Business over the past 50 years, University of Central Florida; 2013 College of Business Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois; Outstanding Professor, Executive MBA program, University of Illinois (2011, 2012, 2013); Outstanding Professor, Professional MBA program, University of Illinois (2012)


Kannan photoSrinivasan Kannan


◆  Clinical Professor, Finance


Ph.D., Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LL.B., Bangalore University, India
B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology
Research interests: financial management, investments, and derivatives
Recent honors, awards: IFC Teaching Excellence Award, University of Illinois (2002)


Ravi MehtaRavi Mehta


Assistant Professor of Business Administration


Ph.D., Marketing, University of British Columbia

MBA, Marketing, York University
MBA, Agra University
B.Engg., University of Delhi

Research interests:  creativity and innovative thinking, new product development and marketing, consumer creativity, self regulation, atmospherics
Recent honors, awards: Faculty Representative for UIUC, Albert J. Haring Symposium, Indiana University (2013, 2015); Junior Faculty Research Grant, Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2013, 2015); List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015); University of Illinois Scholars’ Travel Fund, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011, 2012)


Photo of Fateneh Tagoboni-Dutta.Fataneh Tagoboni-Dutta


◆ Clinical Professor, Business Administration


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

Research interests: integration of technology with management and process improvement; RFID technology in manufacturing and global supply chain
Recent honors, awards: Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois (2009-2013)