Trustee Professor
Computer Information Systems Department
Director, Bentley E-hub (Entrepreneurship Ecosystem)
Bentley University, Waltham, MA 02452


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Dr. Purao is a Trustee Professor in the CIS department at Bentley University. His research and teaching deal with the design of complex techno-organizational systems. Before joining Bentley, he was on the faculty at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State, and the Computer Information Systems Department at Georgia State. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science (with a focus on Management Information Systems) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has an MBA from Northern Illinois University, where he worked in the Department of Accountancy. He has been a practicing Chartered Accountant (comparable to CPA) in India; and has Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Mumbai, India.