Department: Management Information Systems
Program Area: Virtual Teams, Groupware, Collaborative Support Systems
Office: Adams Hall Room 3232
Phone: (405) 325-8013
Address: 307 W. Brooks, Suite 3232
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Engagement
W.P. Wood Professor of Management Information Systems
Michael F. Price Chair in Business
Laku Chidambaram is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Engagement at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business. He holds the W.P. Woods Professorship in MIS and is a Provost Faculty Fellow. He oversees all masters, executive and undergraduate programs in Price College, and has developed collaborative programs with many colleges across two campuses. Most recently, he helped launch two online masters programs in Accounting and Finance and an Executive MBA in Aerospace & Defense. These programs have collectively resulted in significant enrollment growth and additional revenue streams for the college.
His efforts at re-imagining the student experience by integrating experiential components, study abroad opportunities, leadership development and soft skills into business curricula have been recognized by numerous programs being nationally ranked. His research on computer-supported collaborative work has been published in all the top MIS journals and in 2019 he was inducted as an AIS Distinguished Member–Cum Laude to the inaugural class by the Association for Information Systems. He has received nine teaching awards from the three universities that he has served. He has a PhD from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Georgia. His YouTube channel, Tick Talk With Laku, features conversations with inspiring leaders in business, education, art, government and science.