College of Business Dean Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D.
College of Business Dean Madan Annavarjula elected president of Northeast Business Deans Association
Sep 26, 2018

SMITHFIELD, RI - College of Business Dean Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D., has been elected to the role of president for the Northeast Business Deans Association (NEBDA) after a year of leadership service as vice president. The appointment was announced at the organization’s annual conference in Quebec City, Sept. 13-14. His term begins immediately. 

NEBDA’s mission is to promote and enhance collegiate education in business in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, including sharing best practices for issues facing business educators. Its current membership includes 40 universities from Northeastern US and Canada.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in this leadership position,” said Annavarjula. “I look forward to collaborating with my NEBDA colleagues as we continue to explore ways to navigate the changing currents in higher education and learn from one another's best practices.”

Madan Annavarjula came to Bryant University in 2006 and established the Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB) Program, which today is ranked No. 25 in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Annual College Rankings. He was promoted to Associate Dean of the College of Business in 2013 and became Dean in 2016. Before coming to Bryant, Annavarjula was an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University and assistant professor at Sacred Heart University. Annavarjula received his Doctorate in International Business from Temple University’s Fox School of Business; his Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management from India’s Karnatak University; and his Bachelor of Science from India’s Gulbarga University. He received the 2018 International Trade Educator of the Year Award from NASBITE (North American Small Business International Trade Educators).

Annavarjula has published in numerous journals including the International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets and the International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, and presented and conferences around the world. He received the 2018 International Trade Educator of the Year Award from NASBITE (North American Small Business International Trade Educators).

Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is a leading private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education. The University's 3,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students study in an intensive and immersive learning environment that has been purpose-built for high achievement. Bryant’s groundbreaking academic programs have been nationally recognized by organizations including the Davis Educational Foundation and Hanover Research. Founded in 1863, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, College Factual/U.S.A. Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s. Visit innovation.bryant.edu.

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