Raghavan, currently an associate professor, has been part of the faculty in the College of Management since 1987. Before this, he worked for General Motors as a senior research engineer and for Tata Consulting Services as an associate consultant. In addition, he has taught at half a dozen academic institutions as a part-time or full-time faculty.
Raghavan holds a bachelor’s in Physics from the University of Madras, a master’s in Operational Research from the University of Delhi, a master’s in Operations Research from Case Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in Business from the University of Houston. His research interests are directed towards better teaching of the quantitative disciplines and issues in the application of Operations Management. In addition, he is interested in exploring the role and accountability of the Governance entities in business and academic institutions.
He is active in a number of professional organizations including the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. He is also a Professional Life member of the Operations Research Society of India (ORSI). He has revived local chapters of ORSI and INFORMS (The Institute For Operations Research and Management Science) in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Raghavan was naturalized as a U.S. Citizen in October 1992.