Virginia Tech® home

Saonee Sarker

Richard E. Sorensen Chair
  • Dean of Pamplin College of Business
Pamplin College of Business (0209)
Pamplin Hall, RM 1030, Virginia Tech
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Saonee Sarker officially began as Dean of the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business on July 1, 2023.

Prior to her role as dean, Saonee (pronounced Sha-o-nee) Sarker served as a professor in the Department of Informatics in the School of Economics and Management at Lund University, Sweden. While at Lund University, she also served as a visiting professor in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics.

Previously, Dean Sarker was at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce from 2013-21, where she held many roles including senior associate dean for academic affairs, area coordinator of IT, Rolls Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor, and professor of IT.

At Washington State University, Sarker’s 11-year tenure included chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship; George and Carolyn Hubman Distinguished Professor in Management Information Systems; associate professor of information systems; and Ph.D. program coordinator.

Dean Sarker brings a wealth of research experience to the Pamplin College of Business. She is the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for MIS Quarterly, serving as an ambassador for DEI initiatives and senior editor emeritus for the journal. She also is senior editor of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. Among her research interests are smart infrastructure and sustainability, healthcare information technology and technostress, technology-enabled collaboration, and more.

Dean Sarker earned a bachelor's degree from Lady Brabourne College (Calcutta University), an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. from Washington State University.

Read More