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Haresh Gurnani

haresh gurnaniDean, College of Business
Haresh Gurnani was named dean of the Stony Brook University College of Business effective July 2023.

Gurnani joined Stony Brook from Wake Forest University, where he held multiple high-level leadership positions, including area chair of Business Analytics, Operations Management, Marketing and Economics areas in the School of Business.

He was Thomas H. Davis Chair in the school, program director of the Mathematical Business Program (joint program between the School of Business and Wake Forest College), and served on the university’s committee on Network for Inclusive Leadership and Engagement.

As area chair, Gurnani oversaw strategic planning, new program development, faculty recruitment and development, research strategy, and accreditation review. Under his leadership of the Mathematical Business Program, enrollment grew 80 percent and new partnerships were developed with industry to identify company projects. Previously, at University of Miami, Gurnani served as chair of the Department of Management (then, the largest department) in the School of Business. He held other university service roles at Miami, including the University Research Council and University Graduate Council, and served as board member in the Center for Advanced Supply Chain Management, School of Engineering, and Center for Health Sector Management and Policy.

Gurnani’s research interests are in operations and supply chain analytics, retail distribution channel design and marketing, healthcare operations and marketing, sharing economy, and sustainability. He led the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest, which raised more than $5 million, as well as strengthened industry partnerships.

Gurnani earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in India, and a master’s and doctorate in operations research from Carnegie Mellon University. He also held faculty positions at University of Miami and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.



Aqueelah Speakes
Executive Assistant
Phone: 631.632.5787
306 Harriman Hall
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3775