Professor Agrawal, who will become Interim Dean of the Leavey School of Business on July 1, served as the Associate Dean of Faculty from 2010-2015 and Chairman of the Operations Management and Information Systems Department from 2008-2010. He teaches courses in supply chain management, operations management, computer-based decision models, and service operations in MBA and executive MBA programs. Professor Agrawal has conducted numerous management development seminars internationally and consulted with companies in the retail and high-technology industries, including Adaptec, Cepheid, Facebook, The Gap, Hewlett Packard, IBM, KLA-Tencor, Oracle, Overstock.com, Pemex (Mexico), Schlumberger and Silicon Image.
He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence every year since 1996, and was voted Professor of the Year by the Executive MBA cohort at Santa Clara University in 2018. He is a trustee and co-vice chairman of Give2Asia, a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates philanthropy to Asia.