Dr. Sridhar Sundaram joined USFSP on July 1, 2016 as the Dean for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business. Prior to joining USFSP he served as the Associate Dean responsible for all Graduate Programs and Centers at the Seidman College of Business. He is a Professor of Finance and served as the Academic Director of the Executive MBA program and the Full-Time Integrated MBA (FIMBA) program. Until 2013, he served as the Chair of the Finance Department for seven years.
Dr. Sundaram earned a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) from P.S.G. College of Arts and Science in India. From Southern Illinois University at Carbondale he received his M.B.A and D.B.A (Doctorate in Business Administration).
During his career, Dr. Sundaram has made significant contributions to the Academy, receiving recognition, the “Niemeyer Award” for his outstanding teaching, research and service at Grand Valley State University. The Seidman College of Business alumni recognized his extraordinary work following the financial crisis by awarding him the “Service Award” in April 2009. Dr. Sundaram has also received numerous awards in recognition of his work for the profession and the community.
His research work is widely published in scholarly and practitioner journals. Dr. Sundaram has published in the elite finance journals including, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Quantitative and Financial Analysis, and the Financial Review. Dr. Sundaram has also participated and provided leadership for several strategic initiatives at the Seidman College of Business, including the development of new programs and the Center for Leadership and Corporate Education.
Dr. Sundaram comes from a family owned business background. His consulting work includes work with the Van Andel Global Trade Center and the Dove Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors for Feyen Zylstra, LLC. He is currently the Chair, Board of Trustees, for the West Michigan Hindu Temple.
Dr. Sundaram is married to Suganthi Sridhar and they have a daughter, Saranya Sundaram, and a son, Sharath Sundaram.
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