Faculty

QUALIFICATIONS OF TUA FACULTY

The number and qualifications of TUA faculty needed to teach an educational program varies from program to program. The minimum criteria for teaching courses at TUA’s undergraduate, master's and doctoral level are:
  • A master’s or doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from a leading accredited university.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in the field.
  • Contributes regularly to scholarly publications in his/her field. Has published at least 2 articles in the field in refereed journals.
  • Didactical skills and being passionate.
  • Flexibility to prepare coursework anytime, day or night, and post classroom presentations from any place that has an Internet connection.
  • Through online education, can connect with — and make an impact on —students. TUA employs advanced educational technologies that make connections seamless.
  • Lead classes that become like interactive online communities, with rich discussion that stems from students having the opportunity to think about their written contributions rather than in-class comments.
  • Hone valuable online communication and instruction skills while sharing important information that impacts students’ lives.
  • Experience working in a vocational education setting

Faculty

TUA has 50 distinguished faculty members with a Ph.D. and with outstanding reputations for their teaching, research and service. TUA continues its focus on quality by maintaining strict guidelines on the selection, support and development of our faculty members. Most faculty members have previous online and on-campus teaching experience, and all are trained thoroughly on our platform so they are prepared to create an exceptional online experience for our students.

Our faculty members possess strong academic credentials and also bring a wealth of professional experience to the university. All faculty teaching undergraduate courses have a relevant graduate degree, and majority hold a Ph.D. from accredited universities. 95% of faculty teaching graduate courses hold a terminal degree (Ph.D.), and the remainder hold a relevant non-terminal graduate degree and are well-qualified to teach graduate classes due to exceptional professional expertise, exceptional graduate-level teaching experience, or both. About 70% of our professors are award winning academics, authors of many books and articles in refereed journals, keynote speakers at international conferences, and have at least 10 years’ experience in the Industry related to their field of interest and at least 7 years’ experience in Education. Professor Hubert Rampersad, Ph.D., for example, is a Harvard Business School endorsed best-selling author, former MIT Sloan guest professor, author of 15 books in 15-22 languages published by leading publishers, author of 25 articles in refereed journals, award winning academic, 25 years’ experience in his field globally and 20 years’ experience in education and he was featured in Fortune Magazine and BusinessWeek several times.

Several elements are utilized to connect TUA students to their faculty members, allowing for greater and more frequent communication and availability. Our faculty members interact with their students regularly to answer questions, participate in classroom discussions, and provide expert guidance on coursework. Our online environment also provides a space for one-on-one faculty assistance as well as an area for faculty-led chats in real time to promote class discussion and student inclusion.

TUA faculty members are our most important contributors to the quality of the student learning experience. As part of our process of continuous improvement of our students’ learning we actively support all our faculty members as they strive to make even greater contributions to the learning and the lives of their students. We do this through regular classroom observation and feedback, and through student, peer and faculty self-review.

View the current partial key faculty listing below. Detailed CV and list of publications of these faculty members are available.

Name Terminal Degree University Courses he/she has taught Professional experiences
Hubert Rampersad (Harvard Business School endorsed best-selling author, former MIT Sloan guest professor, author of 15 books in many languages and 25 articles in refereed journals and award winner) Ph.D. 1994 Eindhoven University of Technology, School of Management - Eindhoven, Netherlands &MSc.-1987 Delft University of Technology Netherlands Total Performance Scorecard, Authentic Governance, Seminar in Personal Leadership Branding, Authentic Personal Leadership Branding, Personal Brand Coaching,
Rudolph B. Garrity (best-selling author) DPA 1993 University of Southern California, USA MBA-1973 from Monmouth University Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Public Policy, The Legal Environment and Business Law
Evelyn Robertson (Author of 10 articles) Ed.D. 2001 Pepperdine University, School of Education and Psychology– 2001 MBA-1996 from Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management- Malibu, California, USA Educational leadership, Classroom Management, Learning and Cognition in Education, Knowledge Management in Education, Educational Psychology, Ed.D Dissertation
Ryan E. Yip (Author of 2 books and 10 articles) Ph.D. 2007 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Pass with Distinction) B.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA (with honors) Personal Branding, Brand Management, Employment Development, Leadership, Seminar in Performance Management, Strategic Brand Management
S.Sangheethaa Author of 20 papers in refereed journals Ph.D. 2012 Anna University Chennai, India & M.E in Network and Internet Engineering, Karunya University- Coimbatore, India, 2006 Programming Principles, Programming in C ++, Java Programming, Software Engineering, Computer Networks,Structured Query Language, Internet Technology, Digital Systems
ArunKorath Author of 28 papers in refereed journals Ph.D. 2013 Ph.D from Anna University, Chennai, India &M.Tech (IT), Karnataka State open University,2012. & MBA from Kannur University, 2006. Computer Graphics, Computer Mathematics,Computer Technology, Management Information Systems, Systems Engineering, MSc. Thesis
Pankaj K Agarwal (Author of 12 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2014 Dr R M L Awadh University Faizabad - Uttar Pradesh, India Information Technology for Management, Information Technology, Research Methodology, Business Principles and Management, MSc. thesis
Mahendra Sharma (Author of 15 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2006 Hem. North Gujarat University, Patan (North Gujarat), India Telecommunication Systems, Advanced Programming, Database Management Systems, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Data Mining, Software Engineering, Database Modeling and Design
Manideepa Patnaik (Author of 5 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. (Linguistics) 2000 Delhi University-India Academic Writing and Business English, Effective Communication Skills
Robert Bense MSc. 1981 Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands Visual Basic, Multi Media
R. Krishnaraj (Author of 8 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2009 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India & MBA -1996 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. Hotel management and operations, Hospitality Management Accounting, Management Accounting
HardikVachharajani (Award winning academic) Ph.D. 2010 School of Business Management, NMIMS University, Mumbai, India & MBA-2002 Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Logistics Management and Strategy, An Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Nilanjan Ray (Author of 5 books and 20 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2015 Burdwan University, India Hospitality Management, Qualitative Research Practice, Computer Networks, Ph.D. thesis
V. SherinBovas (Author of 10 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2012 PRIST University, Tanjore – India & MBA – 1994, Bangalore University, Bangalore Strategic Human Resources Management, Strategic Marketing Management, Business Plan Development
Christopher J. Newell (Author of 6 articles) MSc. Masters of Accounting 2000 Florida International University (FIU), Miami, USA Principles of Economics, Business Ethics, Management Accounting, Project Cycle Management
Anwar El-Homsi (best-selling book author) MSc. Applied and Mathematical Statistics 1994 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA Mathematics for Life Sciences, Quality Management, Fundamentals in Business Management, Marketing Principles
MayankSaxena (Author of 35 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2008 Devi Ahilya University Indore & MBA-1997 from Institute of Management Studies Devi Ahilya Strategic Management, Marketing Principles,Business Plan Development, Advanced Personal & Corporate Taxation, Managerial and Cost Accounting
ShilpaRastogi (Award winning academic and author of 30 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2006 Y.C.M.OU., Nashik, India Maintenance Management, Advanced Programming, Business Process Management, Organizational behavior
Vishal Srivastava (Author of 2 books and 10 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2014 Bhagwant University, Ajmer, India & MBA-2001 from Agra University The Leadership Challenge, Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset, Organizational Culture and Leadership, Project Management Skills
Sanajy Kumar (Award winning academic and author of 7 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2015 MewarUniversity, India & MBA-2003 from IIMT, Greater Noida, India Organizational behavior, Corporate Finance, Project Management Skills, Strategic Project Management, Financial Auditing, Advanced Financial Accounting
R .K. Srivastava (Award winning academic and author of 6 books and 100 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2012 Bombay University (NMIMS), India & M.Sc. Bombay University New Product Development Management, International Business Strategy, MBA Capstone Course, MBA/DBA thesis
Sanjay Kumar Sadana (Author of 7 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2012 Singhania University, India & MBA-1998 from Annamalai University Finance and Accounting, International Business Strategy, International Business Strategy, Strategic Project Management
Manish Peter Parmar Ph.D. 2015 Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India & MSc - 2010 Strategic Human Resources Management, Operations Management, Qualitative Research Practice
HimanshuPuri (Award winning academic and author of 30 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2015 Mewar University, Gazhiabad, India & MBA -2007 from ICFAI University, Hyderabad, India Finance and Accounting, Financial Management, Business Finance, Financial Planning,Internal Auditing, Accounting Information Systems
Raju Ganesh Sunder (Author of book chapters and 6 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2012 RashtriyaSantTukdojiMaharaj Nagpur University, India & MBA -1988 Strategic Management, Business Ethics Case Studies, Investment Analysis and portfolio management
Mihir Kumar Shome (Award winning academic and author of 2 books and 48 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 1994 Delhi University, India & MSc. Technology and Innovation Management, Logistics Management and Strategy, Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop Supply Chain Management
Manodip Ray Chaudhuri (Award winning academic and author of 2 books and 65 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2010 University of Calcutta, India & MA-2000 from University of Guelph, Ontario, CANADA Corporate Governance, Innovation Management, Corporate Social Responsibility
Pramod Mohan Johri (Award winning academic and author of 5 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2014 TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, MUMBAI, India & MSc.-2002 from MADURAI KAMRAJ UNIVERSITY Strategic Human Resources Management, Leadership,Maintenance Management, Operations Strategy
B.S. Hothi (Award winning academic and author of 3 books and 20 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2008 JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi & MBA-1999 from IGNOU, New Delhi, India Logistics Management and Strategy, TQM, Talent Management, Organizational Design
A.NarasimaVenkatesh (Award winning academic and author of 50 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2014 ManonmaniamSundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu& MBA-1999 from Bharathiar University, India Entrepreneurship, Global Marketing, Entrepreneurial leadership, Organizational Development, Seminar in Change Management
Chetankumar J Lad Ph.D. 2011 Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, India & MBA-2004 from IGNOU, New Delhi, India Programming Principles, Web System Development, Java Programming, Software Engineering, Information security, Cyber Security, Electronic Commerce
Santosh Parashar (Award winning academic and author of 6 articles in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2015 Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan & MBA-2002 fromkumoun University Nainital, India Financial Management, Seminar in Performance Management, The Leadership Challenge
Kumardatt A Ganjre (Award winning academic and author of 2 books and 20 papers in refereed journals) Ph.D. 2008 North Maharashtra University, India & MBA-2000 Strategic Management Concepts and Cases,Global Business Management, Research Methods, Strategic Innovation
Arunima Mishra Ph.D. 2012 HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand India Corporate Finance, Finance and Accounting,Organizational Behavior, Business Finance, Organizational Design, MAcc Capstone Course
S. Praveen Author of 5 books and 15 articles Ph.D. 2008 Osmania University, Hyderabad, India Accounting Principles, Intermediate Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Income Tax, Financial Statement Analysis
G.D Singh Award Winning Academic Ph.D. 2012 KEISIE International University, South korea Marketing, Brand Management
Sunil Agrawal Award winning academic and author of 2 books and 15 papers in refereed journals Ph.D. 2011 Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India Marketing, HRM, Economics
Subrata Chattopadhyay Award winning academic and author of 3 books and 10 papers in refereed journals Ph.D. 2013 IIT- ISM Dhanbad,Dhanbad, India Marketing, Brand Management
Paul Linders Ph.D. 2003 Twente University,Netherlands & MSc., Utrecht University, Netherlands Authentic Governance, Corporate Governance