Ramkrishnan Tenkasi, PhD

Ramkrishnan Tenkasi, PhD


Phone: 630-829-6212
Office Location: Goodwin 473

Ramkrishnan (Ram) V. Tenkasi (Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University) is currently a professor with the Ph.D. program joining Benedictine in 1998. He started his academic career as an assistant professor with the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California in 1993.

Tenkasi has more than 50 articles and book chapters in both academic and practitioner outlets such as Organization Science, Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Employee Relations, Acquisition Review Quarterly, Research in Organization Change and Development, Advances in the Interdisciplinary Study of Work Teams, and the Organization Development Journal.


His research and practice interests are in the areas of organizational knowledge, learning and change and their mediation/moderation by organizational design choices including the role of information technologies in facilitating/inhibiting these processes in organizations. He approaches the study of these issues from both interpretive and positivist frameworks usually combining these traditions to draw on their unique strengths. Multiple grants from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense, and several corporations such as Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, Texas Instruments, Allied Signal, Merck, Pfizer, Pratt and Whitney, and Procter and Gamble have funded Tenkasi’s research in the above areas.