Gaurav Shekhar

Gaurav Shekhar
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Information Systems
Director, MS Business Analytics - Flex and Online
(972) 883-5147
MS, University of Texas at Dallas, 2016
B.Tech, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India 2010
ITSS 4351 Foundation of Business Intelligence
MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing
MIS 6349 Digital Consulting Project
Current / Recent Research
AI/Machine Learning in IT Project Management
Asynchronous Teaching Methodologies
Bringing AGILE into the classrooms
New age Project Management Principals
Leadership Engagement through Non Profit Organizations
Reduction in Attrition in Non Profit Organizations
Awards and Recognition
SAP SUG SOAR Award 2020
Excellence in Program Quality, Toastmasters International, 2019
Excellence in Club Growth, Toastmasters International, 2018
Sam Walton Fellow, Enactus USA, 2018
Corporate Excellence Award, Toastmasters International, 2018
Outstanding Staff of the Year, Naveen Jindal School of Management, 2017-18
Division Director of the Year, Toastmasters International, 2016-17
Key Area Director of the Year, Toastmasters International, 2015-16
Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters International, 2016, 2017, 2018
JSOM Face of the Year, Naveen Jindal School of Management, 2016
Professional Organizations
Toastmasters International
Association of Information Systems (AIS)
Grow Movement, UK
Advisor - Student Organizations
Indian Students Association (ISA)
ITM Student Leadership Council
Envision – UTD
Orators at UTD (Toastmasters)
Samanvay UTD
Tech Bridges
Gaurav Shekhar is the Program Director of the Graduate Business Analytics Program (FLEX and Online). He is also an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Information Systems area and teaches courses like Business Intelligence and Digital Consulting to both Graduate and Undergraduates. His main areas of research are IT Project Management, AI/Machine Learning, Natural Language, and Organizational Leadership. He enjoys working with students and works with them across academic and non-academic areas. He has been instrumental in setting up student and corporate engagement programs at UT Dallas. He is one big believer in the concept of Servant Leadership which is the base of most of his initiatives. He is open to new ideas and feels that empowering the students is a great way to serve the school and the university. He heads the Toastmasters District in North Eastern Texas, which has a strong presence in the School of Management as well.
List of Published Works