Prabhudev Konana is Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He leads Maryland Smith in its mission to promote research excellence, sustainable innovative programs, and an inclusive learning environment that fosters intellectual discovery, and equip current and future leaders to assess complex problems and deliver innovative solutions.
Konana previously served as Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. The school has recognized him for successfully leading a transition of its entire faculty to hybrid and online synchronous teaching.
Konana’s research analyzes the value of social networks and sentiments, and business value of IT. His work includes “Competition among Virtual Communities and User Valuation,” which received a Best Paper Award from Information Systems Research. His teaching accomplishments are recognized in part through a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for exemplifying the role of teacher-scholars through research and education.
Konana holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the University of Mysore in India, a Master of Business Administration degree, and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson.