Murugan Anandarajan, PhD

Murugan Anandarajan

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD, is a Professor of MIS at Drexel LeBow, where he has served for more than 20 years and has held various academic and administrative roles.

Anandarajan is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs, overseeing the development and alignment of curricula and programs to ensure that college-wide academic offerings reflect industry and student needs. He also manages the faculty tenure and promotion process and the College Research and Curriculum Innovation (CRCI) initiative. Anandarajan serves as the Academic Director for two Drexel LeBow units: the Center for Business Analytics and the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning, where he ensures academic quality across curricula and programming.

Prior to his current roles, Anandarajan served as the department head for the Management Department for seven years and as the Department Head for the Decision Sciences and MIS Department for five years, overseeing the research, teaching and service of more than 40 collective faculty.

His research interests include cybercrime, unstructured data analysis and the strategic management of information systems, and his teaching interests include text mining, qualitative research methods and disruptive technologies. His work has been published in journals such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems and Journal of International Business Studies. He has received research grants from the NSF, NIJ, and DOJ, among others.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Crime
  • Strategic Management of Information Technology

Selected Works


Anandarajan, Murugan, Data quilting: Art and science of analyzing disparate data. Journal Cogent Business & Management 6 (Jul 2019):

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Malik, S, Protecting the Internet of medical things: A situational crime-prevention approach. Cogent Medicine (Sep 2018): 23.

Paravastu, Narasimha, Simmers, C.A, and Anandarajan, Murugan, Non-Compliant Mobile Device Usage and Information Systems Security: A Bystander Theory Perspective. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change 9 (Jan 2018): 25.

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Jenkins, Alex, All that Glitters is not Gold’: The Role of Impression Management in Data Breach Notification. Western Journal of Communication 78 (Jan 2014): 337-357.

Anandarajan, Murugan, D’Ovidio, Rob, and Jenkins, Alex, Safeguarding Consumers Against Identity-Related Fraud: Examining Data Breach Notification Legislation through the Lens of Routine Activities Theory. International Data Privacy Law 3 (Winter 2013): 51-60.

Anandarajan, Murugan, Paravastu, Narasimha, and Arinze, Bay, ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY. Journal of Information Systems Security 8 (Nov 2012): 43-69.

Anandarajan, Murugan, Simmers, C.A, and D’Ovidio, Rob, Investigation of the Underlying Structure of Personal Web Usage in the Workplace. Cyberpsychology and Behavior (Jul 2011):


Anandarajan, Murugan, The Art and Science of Data Quilting. New York: Springer, (Forthcoming)

Anandarajan, Murugan, Hill, Chelsey, and Nolan, Thomas, Practical Text Analytics: Maximizing the Value of Text Data. New York: Springer, (2018):

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Harrison, Teresa, Aligning Business Strategies and Analytics: Bridging Between Theory and Practice. New York: Springer, (2018):

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Simmers, C.A, Internet of People, Things, and Services and Workplace Transformations. London: Routledge, (2018):

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Anandarajan, Asokan, e-Research Collaboration: Theory, Tools and Techniques. Germany: Springer-Verlag, (2010):

Anandarajan, Murugan, Teo, Thompson, and Simmers, C.A, Internet and the Transformation of the Workplace. New York: M.E. Sharpe, (2006):

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Anandarajan, A., Business Intelligence Techniques: A Perspective from Accounting and Finance. Germany: Springer, (2005):

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Simmers, C.A, Personal Web Usage in the Workplace: A Guide to Effective Human Resources Management. Hershey: Information Science Publishing, (2003):

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Simmers, C.A., Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective. New York: Idea Group Publishing, (2001):


Anandarajan, Murugan, and Anandarajan, Asokan, “An Overview of e-Research Collaboration.” e-Research Collaboration: Theory, Tools and Techniques, Ed. Anandarajan and Anandarajan. Germany: Springer, (2010): 4-12.

Anandarajan, Murugan, and Arinze, Orakwe B., “Creation of Social Capital in a Web Based Virtual Research Environment.” e-Research Collaboration: Theory, Tools and Techniques, Ed. Anandarajan and Anandarajan. Germany: Springer, (2010): 303-316.

Anandarajan, Murugan, Arinze, Orakwe B., and Zaman, Maliha, “Emerging technologies.” Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation, Ed. Narayanan, V. K. / Colarelli O’Connor. NewYork: Blackwell, (2010):


Drexel University ITCU Proposal (State of Pennsylvania Link-to-Learn Program) $218,317 Jun 2001.

Innovations in Business Intelligence: Drexel University’s Partnership between Academia, Industry and the City of Philadelphia (National Science Foundation) $599,128 May 2002.

Business Strategy Formulation: Plug-and-Play Materials (SAP America) $50,000 Jun 2002.

Living Enterprise: Adaptive Supply/Chain Management (SAP America) $50,000 Jun 2002.

Drexel University iGRAD Proposal (State of Pennsylvania) $100,500 Feb 2001.

Information Technology Workforce Development Proposal (State of Pennsylvania Link-to-Learn Program) $206,000 Feb 2000.

M-Commerce Curriculum (SAP America) $50,000 Jun 2001.

Developing an SAP R/3-based Curriculum (SAP America) $100,000 Jun 1998.

Research Grant (Lockheed Martin) $50,000 Jun 1999.

Research Grant (Bristol Meyers Squibb) $30,000 Oct 1999.

Curriculum Grant (Anderson Consulting) $40,000 Nov 1999.

Curriculum Grant (CSC Consulting) $50,000 Oct 1998.

Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics Research (United States Department of Justice) $500,000 Dec 2009.

Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics Research (National Institute of Justice) $223,250 Mar 2008.

Cyber Crime and Forensics Institute Expansion of Services (United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice) $500,000 Jan 2010.

Presented Research

Nag, Rajiv, Seo, Donghwi, and Anandarajan, Murugan, Words’ Worth: Deceptive Impression Management as a Response to Performance Downturns, Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL, (Aug 2018):

Schlanger, Irv, D’Ovidio, Rob, and Anandarajan, Murugan, Who’s Watching the Net: The Risk of Victimization with Public Access WiFi, Department of Defence, 2010 Cyber Crime Conference: St. Louis, MN, (Jan 2010):

Zaman, Maliha, Anandarajan, Murugan, and Simmers, C.A, Making Research Practices Green: Applying Ethical Framework And Web 2.0, Decision Sciences Institute: New Orleans, LA, (Nov 2009):


PhD - Drexel University 1996


2008-2009 Runner-up for best paper (Academy of Management Conference)
2004-2004 Research Award (Drexel University, LeBow College of Business)
2003-2003 Research Award (LeBow College of Business)
2001-2001 Winner, Best Interactive Paper (Academy of Management Conference)
1999-1999 Horner Prize for Best Application Paper (Northeast DSI)
1996-1996 Runner-up for best paper (Northeast DSI)

College News

Master’s students in Supply Chain Management and Logistics wrapped up their studies with a consulting engagement for Philadelphia Gas Works.