Hema Krishnan, PhD, has been named associate dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University. She replaces Raghu Tadepalli, PhD, who is leaving Xavier to become the Murata Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Massachusetts.
Krishnan is a nationally known scholar with an outstanding portfolio of teaching, research and service. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she earned her PhD in 1993 in the area of strategic management. She joined Xavier in 1993 and became a full professor in 2005.
“She has served her department well,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business. "Now she'll have the opportunity to take her vision, knowledge and skills to the next level as associate dean.”
"I am looking forward to working with all our constituencies in preparing our students to take up leadership positions in the global society," Krishnan says .
Krishnan conducts research in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, top management teams and corporate restructuring. She has published over 25 articles in the top business journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, Business and Society, Academy Best Papers Proceedings, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management and Journal of Small Business Strategy among others.
She has won numerous awards for her research including the O'Conor Chair, O'Conor Fellowship, and the Dean's award for excellence in research. Her 2007 paper on acquisition premiums and workforce reductions published in the Journal of Management Studies was judged one of the top 50 publications from over 15,000 publications in the premier journals of business.
Krishnan teaches International Management, Strategic Management, Strategic Leadership and Global Strategic Thinking at the undergraduate, MBA and executive levels. She was president of the Xavier chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma from 2003-2008. She has several years of business experience and was the first woman in India to be appointed to a sales position in the petroleum industry.
Krishnan, her husband Babu and son Naveen reside in Montgomery.