Siva K. Balasubramanian

  • Associate Dean
  • Director, Management Science Programs and Faculty Review
  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business
  • Professor of Marketing

Siva Balasubramanian serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing at Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business. He also holds the Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business, and serves as the Director of Stuart School’s Management Science Programs and Faculty Review.

His career as a manager, educator, and academic administrator spans over three decades. He has previously taught at the University of Iowa, University of Alberta, and Maastricht School of Management. Prior to joining the Stuart School of Business, he served as Henry J. Rehn Professor at the College of Business, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Balasubramanian is the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Research Chair award, in addition to several competitive research grants. He serves as a member of the editorial board at leading journals (Journal of Advertising and International Journal of Advertising) and regional editor for North America for the British Food Journal.

His research interests focus on artificial intelligence, social media, marketing communications (with an emphasis on product placements and public policy issues), diffusion of new product innovations, and advanced research/measurement tools in marketing. His work has appeared in leading academic journals, including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Information & Management, Journal of Advertising, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Consumer Affairs, International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Forecasting, and Journal of Personality Assessment. His research has received funding from private foundations, nonprofits, business firms, and state agencies.

In addition to teaching undergraduate, Master of Business Administration, and doctoral classes on campus, he frequently conducts business seminars for senior corporate executives in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he serves as a business consultant to clients ranging from large corporations to government agencies. Prior to entering academia, Balasubramanian worked for several years as a marketing/sales executive.


Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Marketing
M.B.A., Osmania University, Marketing
B.S., Osmania University, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

Research Interests

Consumer Information Search
Marketing Communications (e.g., Product Placements)
New Product Diffusion
Advanced Measurement Methods


Ph.D. in Management Science

M.S. in Management Science

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)