Prabhudev Konana is Dean of Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park since January 1, 2021. He is a recipient of NSF Career Award and numerous teaching and research awards. He is currently promoting new innovative programs around FinTech and deeply connecting with Maryland alumni and businesses for experiential learning. He previously founded Master's programs in business analytics and information technology management. He is an author of over hundred articles in journals and conferences and opinion articles. He co-founded a non-profit Pragathi.com for educating underprivileged children and remedial reading, writing and arithmetic for rural children in India.