The Monte Ahuja College of Business is led by faculty, staff, executives in residence and visiting committee members. Each group plays a vital role in ensuring the success of our students and the College.
Dr. Sanjay Putrevu, an experienced academic administrator and national expert on advertising and consumer behavior, is Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business. He oversees all administrative and operational activities and works to enhance the College’s growing reputation as a national center of business education, scholarship and research.
A proven leader and nationally recognized scholar, Dr. Putrevu previously served as dean of the College of Business at the University of Wyoming and prior to that as associate dean of the School of Business and chair of the Department of Marketing at the State University of New York at Albany. He earned a Ph.D. in marketing from State University of New York at Buffalo and master of management studies from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.
Associate Dean, Director of Student Engagement and Success: Dr. Oya Tukel
Dr. Oya Tukel is the Associate Dean and Director of Student Engagement and Success. A recognized scholar and expert in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Dr. Tukel ensures that students have access to resources and support as well as opportunities for engagement outside the classroom. As former Chair of the Operations & Supply Chain Management Department, Dr. Tukel led her department in creating opportunities for student internships, co-ops and employment and has brought her skills in working with the Northeast Ohio community to her college-wide role.
Dr. Tukel has taught at the doctoral, graduate and undergraduate levels and has received honors for her teaching excellence throughout her career including, most recently the Cleveland State University Alumni Association's Golden Apple Award (2014), the Innovative Programming Award from GoAbroad for Follow the Smartphone Trail (a study abroad program in 2014), America's Super Professor by Faculty Row (2014) and finalist as Best Advisor for the EXPYs Internship program (2013). She most recently received Fulbright Specialist honors.