Akshaya Sreenivasan

Clinical Assistant Professor


Akshaya Sreenivasan is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. She earned her bachelors and masters in broadcast media and communications from the University of Madras, M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women (Chennai, India). She received her Ph.D. from Penn State.
Before joining Penn State, Akshaya worked as a broadcast journalist in India’s leading T.V network NDTV. She also worked as a short-term consultant for infodev – The World Bank Group (Washington D.C.) on ICT-related projects.
Akshaya’s work primarily involves exploring the use of information and communication technologies for international development (ICT4D). She also studies the psychological aspects of communication technologies with an emphasis on social media interactions, usability research, and community formations. She helped in forming the ICT4D group at Penn State and was awarded the W. LaMarr Kopp Award for research and international development (University Wide Award) at Penn State.
Akshaya’s work has been published in the Government Information Quarterly, the Journal of Information Policy, and the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM).

Research Interests

Technology for International Development, Social Media Communications