Fred V. Duda Professor of Business
“I thought technology was supposed to make my life easier.” How many times have we uttered this phrase or lamented with a frustrated co-worker? Sarv Devaraj asks this question for us every day and works to find answers through his research.
Noted for his efficiency and research productivity, Devaraj studies information technology and the value that IT investments create for business, with a special expertise in the healthcare industry. For instance, a hospital might consider expending significant funds on new equipment. Devaraj investigates the factors that will impact whether or not people will adapt favorably to the new technology, and seeks to answer the fundamental questions: Will the equipment be worth the expense? Will people use it?
Devaraj is also interested in supply chain management, business intelligence, technology management, and quality and productivity management.
The Fred V. Duda Professorship was endowed by Notre Dame Trustee and parent Fritz L. Duda. He and his wife, Mary Lee, have established professorships in each of Notre Dame’s colleges and schools. This position honors Fritz’s father, an immigrant with no formal education who became an executive of Jewel, Inc.