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Malavika Sundararajan

Ramapo Success Story

“Being at Ramapo College has been a joyous journey, given the amazingly supportive and unselfish colleagues who want you to succeed in every endeavor. This has made it incredibly easy to be there for students from every perspective and to provide them with well-designed, relevant and applicable knowledge on a daily basis. It has only been three years since I joined Ramapo and already I have had the opportunity to develop new courses, and have been provided grant funds to support undergraduate research, start new student chapters to promote leadership and management across campus, and engage in several in-house and international conferences.

As a faculty member, being there for students as they wade through myriad academic options before choosing their best match is a truly blessed place to be. As hard as the various challenging assignments we put forth in the classroom are for students, it is heartening to note their gratitude at the end of every semester when they appreciate the rigor and care taken by you as an instructor when preparing the course. Among many such students who have expressed their joy and gratitude, one student this past semester had this to say, “I just wanted to say thank you for a great class and semester! As a visual arts major business classes are not my cup of tea and you made it fun for me to learn about it.”

– Malavika Sundararajan is an Assistant Professor of Management and first joined Ramapo in 2014. For more information, please visit Malavika’s Faculty Page.

Anisfield School of Business

Recent Publications

Sundararajan, M., Sundararajan, B., & Manderson, J. (2016).  Impact of group emotions on student collective action tendencies, ties, and task performance. Journal of Education for Business, 91 (7), 355-364

Sundararajan, M. & Sundararajan, B. (2015).  Immigrant Capital and Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 3 (3), 29-50

Sundararajan, M., Sundararajan, B. and Henderson, S. (2012) Role of Meditative Foundation in Entrepreneurial Leadership and New Venture Success, Journal of Spirituality, Leadership and Management, 6 (1): 59-70

Sundararajan, B, Manderson, Jill, Sundararajan, M (2012), Students Understanding of Assessment and Their Resultant Motivation to Engage with the Material, The Workplace Review, November 2012: 50-64

Iyengar, R., Kargar, J and Sundararajan, M (2011) Why are some firms admired? Corporate Reputation Review, Volume 14, Number 3:200-220

Book Chapters

Sundararajan, B. and Sundararajan, M. (2013) Like us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter: Corporate Identity Management Across Social Media Platforms, Book Chapter in Social Networking and Identity Management, Lexington Books.

Sundararajan, B., Sheehan, L., Sundararajan, M. and J. Manderson (2013) Influencing group decisions by gaining respect of group members in an e-learning environment: A path model analysis   In: M.S. Khine (Ed.) Applications of Structural Equation Modeling in Educational Research and Practice. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

Awards and Accomplishments

Recipient of Ramapo Foundation Grant to support Undergraduate Student Research in 2017
Recipient of Ramapo College’s Mindfulness at Ramapo College’s Mindfulness Fellowship 2014-1015


B.Sc., Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, India
M.A., University of Madras, Chennai, India
M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Classes Known For

Managing Organizational Behavior
Ethics in Business