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  • Latha Poonamallee

    Associate Professor of Management and Social Innovation & Chair of Management Programs


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    Latha Poonamallee


    Dr. Poonamallee is a tenured Professor of Management & Social Innovation and Chair of the Faculty of Management at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment & School of Undergraduate Studies, and University Fellow at The New School.

    Her research is focused on how management, organizations, and leadership can be vehicles to create a more sustainable, prosperous, just and equitable world. She founded the  Management and Social Justice Collective that hosts the Management and Social Justice Virtual Conversation Series and Management and Social Justice Conference

    She serves as Editor in Chief of the Society of Advancement of Management Journal, a preeminent journal that has been published for over 75 years. She also received a Fulbright Scholarship to assist Botswana government, USAID, and Botswana Civil Society in developing a nation-wide social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

    She is also the Founder and CEO of In-Med AI, an AI venture that works in the healthcare space to bridge access and affordability divides.


    Recent books:

    Managing for Social Justice: Harnessing Management Theory and Practice for Collective Good (2023). Palgrave Macmillan

    Expansive Leadership: Cultivating Mindfulness to Lead Self and Others in a Changing World – A 28-Day Program (2021). Routledge.

    Socio-Tech Innovation:Harnessing Technology for Social Good (2020). Palgrave Macmillan


    Degrees Held

    Dr. Poonamallee received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, M.B.A. from Pondicherry University, and B.A. and M.A. from University of Madras.

    Professional Affiliation

    Academy of Management

    Recent Publications

    Agrwal, D., Joshi, Sharawari, & Poonamallee, L. (2024). Automated Midline Shift Detection and Quantification in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Comprehensive Review. Indian Journal of Neurotrauma. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0043-1777676.pdf

    Agrawal, D., Poonamallee, L, Joshi, S. (2024). 3D CNN-based Automated Detection of Midline Shift in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases from Head CT scans. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice.doi:10.25259/JNRP_490_2023

    Poonamallee, L. (2024). Social Mindfulness Adoption and Functional Use in a Classroom Context: A Qualitative Developmental Model. SAM Advanced Management Journal.

    Agrawal, D., Poonamallee, L., & Joshi, S. (2023). Automated Detection of Intercranial Hemorrhage from Head CT Scans applying Deep Learning Techniques in Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Comparative Review. Indian Journal of Neurotrauma, 20(02): 081-088. DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1770770

    Agrwal, D., Poonamallee, L., Joshi, S. & Bahel, V. (2023). Automated Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection in Traumatic Brain Injury Using 3D CNN. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. 14(4): 615-621. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10696364/

    Poonamallee, L. & Joy, S. (2023). Intra-Stakeholder Heterogeneity Strategy to Prevent Mission Drift in Social Enterprise: Story of a Social Venture in Kenya. SAM Advanced Management Journal, Vol 88 Ed (1): 61-75. https://journal.samnational.org/archive/vol88ed01/vol88ed01r05/

    Poonamallee, L., & Joy, S. (2022). Rousing Collective Compassion at Societal Level: Lessons from Newspaper Reports on Asian Tsunami in India. IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review. Sage Publications. https://doi.org/10.1177/22779752211010554

    Joy, S., Poonamallee, L., & Scillitoe, J. (2021) What to be (or Not to be): Understanding legal structure choices of social enterprises from a resource dependence perspective. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. https://doi.org/10.1080/19420676.2021.1995030



    Performances and Appearances

    Keynote speaker on emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and change leadership

    Research Interests

    social innovation and entrepreneurship, socio-tech innnovation, change, leadership, mindfulness, mental models

    Awards And Honors

    • Speaker, Annual Diversity & Leadership Conference. • The Inaugural New School University Faculty Fellowship Award. • Fulbright Specialist, Botswana Network of AIDS Service Organization, Developing CSOs for Social Enterprise Sustainability, 2019-20. • Fulbright Specialist Roster, 2018-2021. • Mentoring Grant, The New School, 2018. • Research Fellowship Grant, India-China Institute, 2018. • Keynote Speaker, Confederation of Indian Industry – South India, 2017. • Keynote Speaker, Vellore Institute of Technology Business School, 2016. • PI, Richard M Schulze Family Foundation Grant, e-Fest Entrepreneurship, 2016-17; 2018-19. • National Science Foundation, Senior Personnel, Professional Development for Graduate Students, 2016-18.

    Future Courses

    Mindfulness & Engagement
    UTNS 5122, Fall 2024

    Mindfulness & Sacred Ecologies
    NMGM 5201, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Embedded CSR & Sustnblity Mgt
    NMGT 2050, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    NMGM 6900, Spring 2024

    Mindful Leadership Development
    NMGM 5028, Spring 2024

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