What keeps some students in low-income, ethnically diverse school districts from succeeding?
A Kent State University researcher suggests it may have a lot to do with their ability to envision bright future career pathways.
Scholar of the Month
Associate Professor of Management and Information Systems and Director of the Ph.D. Program
College of Business Administration
Pratim Datta is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Information Systems and director of the Ph.D. Program at the College of Business Administration. His research examines global technology and supply chain management in the areas of user experience, design, security and deployment.
Datta has more than 55 publications in journals and conferences with more than three best papers in top international meetings. For the past three years, he has been consistently placed among the top 50 researchers publishing in top international information systems journals.
Datta has 11 sole-inventions and patent applications in the areas of biometrics authentication, military solutions, electronic voting and green recycling. Prior to joining academia, he held consulting and project management positions for eight years in multinational companies, including IBM Global Solutions and SAP Consulting.
Datta is a two-time recipient of the Farris Family Research Innovation Fellowship, a special fund created by Kent State alumnus David J. Farris, ’60, and his wife, Jill, supporting innovative, multidisciplinary work among junior faculty members. Datta also has received multiple teaching honors, including Outstanding MBA Professor Award and the 2014 Paul L. Pfeiffer Professional and Creative Teaching Award.
Datta holds a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.
Kent State’s Scholar of the Month recognizes faculty researchers and scholars whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional fields and has brought exposure to the university. Each month, a different college will have the opportunity to nominate a researcher/scholar for this recognition. There is also a month when a faculty member from the Regional Campuses will be featured.
The selection process is in the hands of the dean and his or her colleagues and faculty. Hence, this is recognition by the person’s college colleagues that is then taken up by the university. The deans communicate the person’s name to the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs for recognition as Scholar of the Month.