Ph.D. (Business Administration), University of Michigan

     M.A. (Statistics), University of Michigan

     B.Tech. (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


Shreevardhan Lele is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs (MBA Programs) and Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow of Business Administration at the University of Maryland'Robert H. Smith School of Business.  He teaches in the MBA and Executive MBA program in three distinct areas:

    (1) Ethical leadership and the role of managers in society

    (2) The economics of incentives and strategic coordination using game theory, and

    (3) Business analytics using statistics and management science. 

Dr. Lele's current work centers on issues at the intersection of business and society, and on MBA curriculum development. He served as the Academic Director of the Smith MBA program from 2003-2006.  Before joining the Smith School in 1997, he taught at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.   

Dr. Lele's past research has spanned data mining for business intelligence, management of risky projects using the theory of options pricing, and optimal control of monitoring procedures. His work has been published in several refereed scholarly journals including Operations Research, Production and Operations ManagementINFORMS Journal on Computing,European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, and Decision Support Systems. Dr. Lele is an affiliate faculty member in the University of Maryland's graduate program in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Scientific Computation.

Dr. Lele has provided consulting/executive training to several firms in a broad range of industries. From 1998-2000, he directed the Consulting Practicum in the QUEST Program, which is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland'Clark School of Engineering.

Dr. Lele lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his son, Axel.