Smriti Anand

  • Associate Professor of Management

Smriti Anand is Associate Professor of Management at the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ranchi University (India). She has over 10 years of high-tech industry experience in diverse areas such as electrical and software engineering, product development, and marketing at firms such as Information Resources, Inc. and Motorola, Inc.

Smriti’s research interests include leadership, diversity, and non-traditional work arrangements (i-deals) with particular focus on multi-level and cross-cultural frameworks. Her research has been published in leading management journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Leadership Quarterly. Smriti won the SHRM dissertation grant award and the SIOP dissertation grant award in 2011. She is a SIOP scholar, and has received a 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Human Resource Management. She has also won multiple grant awards from GMAC/MERI (2011-14), and CHRM (2006 & 2007). In Spring 2016, Smriti won Stuart School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Business Administration
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, Electrical Engineering
M.B.A., Northwestern University
B.S., Ranchi University, Electrical Engineering


A paper by Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand, titled “Leader-member exchange as a linking pin in the idiosyncratic deals - performance relationship in workgroups” was published in The Leadership Quarterly (LQ) in December 2018. LQ is a leading interdisciplinary journal of leadership, and is an A+ journal in the ABDC list. Co-authors on this paper are: Dr. Jia Hu (Ohio State University), Dr. Prajya Vidyarthi (University of Texas at El Paso), and Dr. Bob Liden (University of Illinois at Chicago). An earlier version of this paper was presented in the Stuart Friday Research Seminar Series.

Anand also wrote a chapter on idiosyncratic deals published in Teaching Human Resource Management: An Experiential Approach. This pedagogical exercise was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2018) in Chicago, IL.

Leader-member exchange and organizational citizenship behaviors: Contextual effects of leader power distance and group task interdependence” by Anand, Stuart Ph.D. student Sandra Rolnicki, and Prajya Vidyarthi (University of Texas at El Paso) was published in The Leadership Quarterly (LQ) journal in August 2018.


Undergraduate Programs

M.S. in Marketing Analytics

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