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Emporia State University Faculty Geethalakshmi Shivanapura Lakshmikanth

Dr. Geethalakshmi S. Lakshmikanth, Assistant Professor

"Stay focused, self-driven, and well-paced—and always stay in sync with the class lectures—not hustling only when assignments/exams are due."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Wichita State University, 2012
  • Master of Technology in Industrial Electronics, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, 2004
  • BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Bangalore University, 2001

Career Highlights:

  • Won the Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Doctoral Student award that is given to only one student (from all schools and departments) at Wichita State University in 2013
  • Nominated by students for Wichita State University's Phenomenal Women Award in 2013
  • Funded by NASA's Integrated Resilient Adaptive control team from August 2009 to August 2013 for research and development of Single Network Adaptive Control (SNAC) + Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI), hybrid architecture to optimally control nonlinear systems
  • Won the Government of India's Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) scholarship to pursue a master's degree at one of the best universities in India

Which online degree program(s) do you teach?

  • Links to share?

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    IS 873: Information Systems for Managerial Decisions

  • What types of projects can your students expect in these courses?

    For IS 873, students will do case studies involving information systems managerial decisions.

  • What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

    For IS 873, we’ll study the importance of managerial decisions in the area of information systems.

  • What advice would you give to those considering this online MBA program?

    Stay focused, self-driven, and well-paced—and always stay in sync with the class lectures—not just hustling only when assignments/exams are due.

  • What is the value of this degree?

    It creates a global, educated individual with strong foundations who is prepared for the constantly changing world of business dynamics.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I enjoy interacting with young, energetic minds, and students’ invaluable gratitude and feedback give me pleasure.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “The High Performance Planner” by Brendon Burchard

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

    My family and I are constantly traveling. We never get bored of packing our bags and getting away. It's very rare that you find us in our home on any >1 day break! We all believe traveling gives you a lot of knowledge that no school can teach and that experiences are more valuable than things.

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