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W. "R.P." Raghupathi

Business faculty - Raghupathi

Information, Technology, and Operations
Joined Fordham: 1998

Program Director, MS in Business Analytics, and MS in Information Technology

General Information:
140 W. 62nd Street, Room 406,
New York, NY 10023



“RP” Raghupathi is a professor of information technology and program director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Science in Information Technology programs. He's also the director of Fordham University’s Center for Digital Transformation and directs the Gabelli School of Business Design/AI Labs.

Dr. Raghupathi’s current teaching and research interests include analytics, artificial intelligence and deep machine learning methods applied to finance and corporate governance, culture and ethics, healthcare, climate change and sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, gig economy, and legal reasoning. He has published more than 60 refereed journal articles. He is co-editor for North America of the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics.

Prior to joining the Gabelli School of Business faculty, Dr. Raghupathi taught at California State University, Chico, and The University of Texas at Arlington. He was a researcher at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (UTA) in Fort Worth, Texas and visiting faculty at Intel Corporation, Folsom, California. Prior to earning his doctorate, Dr. Raghupathi worked at 1st Capital Assets Group in New York City. He also worked at J.K. Industries Ltd and Midwest Leasing Ltd in India before coming to the United States for his MBA. Dr. Raghupathi has received numerous faculty awards from IBM Corporation. He serves on the advisory board of Self Care Catalysts, Canada.

Dr. Raghupathi received his bachelor of commerce and bachelor of law degrees from Osmania University (India), a master of commerce degree from Sri Venkateswara University (India), an MBA and PhD from the University of Texas (Arlington), and an LLM in intellectual property in information technology from Fordham University.


  • LLM in Intellectual Property in Information Technology, Fordham University, magna cum laude
  • PhD: The University of Texas (Arlington)
  • Master's: MCom, Sri Venkateswara University (India); MBA, University of Texas (Arlington)
  • Bachelor's: BCom, LLB, Osmania University (India)

Research Interests

  • Analytics and data science
  • Artificial intelligence and deep machine learning methods applied to finance and corporate governance
  • Climate change
  • Crowdfunding
  • Culture and ethics
  • ESG and sustainability
  • Gig economy
  • Healthcare
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Legal reasoning


View the full list of publications on Google Scholar.

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