Ananth V. Iyer

Professor, Operations Management and Strategy


PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
MS, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Since being named dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management in August 2022, Iyer has championed key initiatives for the school, including the business of climate change; business analytics; the social impact of management; and innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Guest speakers, experiential learning and research projects are bringing new perspectives to these strategic areas.

Under Iyer’s leadership, the school has launched an Online MBA, an Online MS in Business Analytics and a STEM pathway in the Full-Time MBA program, and will introduce an MS in Management for nonbusiness majors in 2024, with more programs under development.

A highly accomplished scholar in operations and supply chain management, Iyer has published five books and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Indiana Department of Transportation and more.

Previously, Iyer was a senior associate dean, Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management and head of the Management Department at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management. He also was associate dean for graduate programs and director of Purdue NExT, a university-wide program that offers non-credit online courses for global distribution.

Iyer has served as president of the MSOM Society of INFORMS and as an editor or editorial board member for numerous journals. Iyer was an American Council of Education Fellow, a visiting professor at the Wharton School and MIT Operations Research Center, and a Purdue University Faculty Scholar.

In industry, Iyer has consulted and provided executive education for such companies as General Electric, Daymon Associates, Dade Behring, Larsen & Toubro, Quint Wellington and Chromcraft Revington.