DR. GRACE GANTA / MBA, PHD, NETPrincipal & Assistant Professor
21 years exp
"Experienced teacher, hard worker and a good administrator"- This
is how Dr. G. Grace may be summed up.
A science major, Grace has an MBA and a Ph. D. from Andhra
She has 21 years of experience in teaching and worked two years
as principal in a management college in Hyderabad before joining
IBS in January 2019.
She has also worked as HOD, In-charge of PG
Women’s hostel, Member of Women Empowerment Cell, Event
organizer, etc. She is a NET qualified lecturer since 2013.
She has attended several conferences and faculty development
seminars. Her research works have been published in Scopus
Indexed International Journal, International journal of Academic
Research and in many an Indian journal.
Her key strengths are dedication, quest to learn, leadership
qualities and honesty.
DR. RAVIRAKULA JABEZGeneral Director & Assistant Professorr
16 years exp
Dr. R Jabez is committed, analytical and
well qualified. He has been teaching at PG
levels for the past 16 years. Apart from
teaching, His work experience includes
heading the Department of Management,
coordinating campus academics, organizing industrial
visits, training and developing students, etc.
A commerce major, Dr. Jabez has an MHRM from Kakatiya
University, M. Phil in Management from Periyar University,
M. Sc in Psychology, MBA and a Ph D in Management from
He has participated in many seminars and symposium and
has published research articles in a number business
review ‘’journals’. Besides his administrative
responsibilities, he also teaches at IBS.
As a student, Jabez had represented Andhra Pradesh at
Republic Day parade in Delhi in 1998 as a cadet in Air
DR. VASANTHA KUMARIAssistant Professor
12 years exp
P. Vasantha Kumari has taught post graduate students for the past 9 years. Prior to this, she worked as an administrator in a corporate office.
Vasantha did her B.A. from Kakatiya University, MBA (HR) from the same university and an M. Phil in management from SV University, Tirupathi. She is a FET qualified teacher and has a Ph. D. from Dr. B R Ambedkar University. Soft spoken Vasantha has participated in a number of AICTE sponsored staff development programs.
MR. KIRAN KUMARAssistant Professor
24 years exp
Majoring in Electronics and Telecommunication
Engineering, Kiran Kumar did a PGDBM from
Kakatiya University, MBA from IASE, M.Tech from
IETE, LL B from Kakatiya University and an
MCA from JNRV Deemed University.
He comes with rich experience in teaching. He has
taught graduate and PG classes in a number of colleges since 1998. Prior to this, he
worked as a programmer in a business firm for 3 years.
Involved in faculty development program, Kiran Kumar has presented
his papers in many conferences and published research articles in
national and international journals.
IBS campus community is blessed by his gentle spirit and his passion
MR. RAMESH BABU KAKUMANUAssistant Professor
18 years exp
Kakumanu Ramesh Babu comes with a wealth
of academic knowledge and teaching
A Commerce major, he did his MBA from
Andhra University and an M. Phil from Sri
Venkateshwar University. He is at present working on his Ph. D.
dissertation under JNTU, Hyderabad with the guidance of
Dr. V. Israel Raju and Dr. A. Kishore Kumar.
Ramesh began his teaching career as a lecturer in 2001. He has
taught in a number of colleges and organized seminars and
conferences for educators. His research papers have been
published in 16 journals and magazines. He has presented these
papers in many conferences that he attended.
He passed NET (Indian National Lecturers Eligibility Test)
conducted by University Grants Commission in 2012. Marketing
management has been his specialized field of study and research.
MR. RUFUS KUMARAssistant Professor & HOD
7 Years Teaching and 25 Years Corporate Experience
K. J. Rufus Kumar is a passionate teacher. A
Master of Business Administration in Marketing,
he has worked as Associate Professor, Head of
the Department, Area Manager in corporate
Business House, Marketing Manager for companies, etc.
A Bachelor of Science (Physics) from Nagarjuna University, he
earned his MBA from Sri Venkateswara University. He has also
passed National Eligibility Test for Lecturership conducted by
Rufus is committed to contributing to the growth of the institution
with his rich experience and networking in industry, educational
institutes and public relations.
MR. HARESH KUMARAssistant Professor
17 years exp
T. Hareesh Kumar is a NET qualified lecturer with 17 years of experience.
He has also cleared Faculty Eligibility Test (FET) conducted by JNTU-H in management.
A commerce major, Hareesh has an MBA from Osmania University, M. Com from Kakatiya University and M.Phil from Alagappa University.
Hareesh has taught Business Laws & Regulation, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, ERP, MEFA, Annual Report Analysis. His specialization is in International Financial Management, Strategic Investment and Financing Decisions, Cost & Management Accounting, Risk Management, and Project Management.
He has attended 5 Faculty Development programs, and participated in 15 international and 25 national seminars.
B. NIRMALA PRASAD
15 years exp
B. Nirmala comes to IBS with 12 years of experience
as a librarian. A commerce graduate, she has a degree
in Library and Information Science and a Master’s degree
in the same subject from Osmania University.
A friendly and efficient Nirmala makes the environment
IBS has a wide network of high profile international scholars and educators.
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At IBS, such rare opportunities become common place. Join IBS today and
take advantage of these educational benefits.
20 years exp
BA, MACampus Coordinator
12 Years’ Experience
Dr. Robert B. McKenna
Dr. Robert B. McKenna is the chair and Associate Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, U.S.A.
Dr. McKenna has a BA and MBA from Seattle Pacific University, and a Ph D from Claremont Graduate University, USA. He has been teaching at SPU since 2000.
Dr. McKenna has worked as an organizational development consultant to a variety of large and small organizations in the areas of leadership development, executive coaching, and organizational change. His clients include The Boeing Company, Microsoft, Foster Farms, the United Way, and a variety of church denominations and universities.
Dr. McKenna’s most recent publications include a chapter on e-executive effectiveness that highlights the priorities for executive leaders in the high-tech economy in a book titled The 21st Century Executive: Innovative Practices for Building Leaders at the Top, and a publication in Organizational Dynamics titled “The Differentiated Leader: Specific Strategies for Handling Today’s Adverse Situations.” His book Dying to Lead: Sacrificial Leadership in a Self-Centered World is a personal challenge to leaders to consider not only how they lead, but also why they lead.
Dr. McKenna is a founding partner of Project Aduro, a research and consulting firm dedicated to building research, resources, and tools that leaders can use to fully leverage experience to maximize their own development and build organizational systems to strategically leverage on-the-job experience for all leaders in their organization.
Since 1999, he has served as a senior consultant and team member to the Waypoint Project, a 10-year longitudinal study of 120 leaders and over 8,000 engineers at The Boeing Company. This revolutionary project has generated a wealth of tools and publications to help The Boeing Company and other organizations gain greater understanding of the ways leaders develop throughout their careers, the realities of leadership in today’s economy, and the strategies that leaders can draw upon that will allow them to take themselves and their businesses into new and uncharted territories.
Dr. McKenna has presented his experience and research in these areas to managers and executives at all levels of responsibility. He is an effective and energetic communicator who is especially energized by the idea that the most dynamic and critical thing we bring to our jobs as leaders is our willingness to be an authentic and genuine presence to all those who follow us.
Please view Dr. McKenna’s CV (PDF) for additional publications
Dr. Joey Collins is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, U.S.A.
He has a BA and MS from Western Washington University, an MA in Psychology and a Ph D in Psychology from Biola University, USA. He has been teaching at SPU since 2005.
Dr. Joey Collins’ areas of teaching include leadership, team, and organization development (OD). His specialties include OD consulting, executive coaching, gestalt, and psychodynamic therapy. At Seattle Pacific, he oversees a research program focused on transformational leadership, sales performance, and enhancing coaching conversations.
Dr. Collins is president and founder of Collins Alliance and creator of Xcel Performance Coaching. Collins Alliance is a boutique consulting company that serves a variety of industries, including health care, higher education, law practices, information technology, automotive, transportation, and agricultural wholesale-retail. Dr. Collins’ consulting usually begins in the C-suite working with leaders and their organizations.
Dr. Collins’ clients include Veterans Health Administration, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Maritz, Coinstar-Redbox, UW Medical Center-Harborview, Woodland Park Zoo, Alaska Department of Transportation, and Smith Gardens.
Dr. Collins is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington state.
Please view Dr. Collins’ CV (PDF) for his research work and publications.
35 years exp
Dr. Liddy is currently the Director of Institutional Assessment and Professor of statistics. He has over 35 years of experience in the Automotive, Oil and Education Industries. He has held several leadership positions, from the implementation of Quality, Reliability and Statistical disciplines to developing an effective academic assessment program at Spring Arbor University. Dr. Liddy has been involved in many product development projects throughout his career, the latest being Chevy Volt.
Dr. Liddy has taught for over 25 years at Spring Arbor University. His main concentration of teaching is in the fields of statistics, reliability, quality and organizational development. He has developed and taught numerous courses and workshops for the automotive industry and is the author of “Statistics the Estimation Frontier”.
Dr. Liddy has a Master’s in Applied Statistics from Oakland University and a Ph.D. Mulitvariate Statistics from Wayne State University. He also has a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, CRE & CQE.