Nigamanth Sridhar, Ph.D. bio

Nigamanth Sridhar, Ph.D. (LC2 2020, LC 2019, CLC Board)

Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Cleveland State University

Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar serves as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cleveland State University. In this role, he serves as the Chief Academic Officer and oversees all academic offerings at the university. Nigamanth also holds a faculty appointment in CSU’s Washkewicz College of Engineering as Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Sridhar is a nationally known expert in computer science education and has served in a leadership role in the comprehensive design and integration of computer science instruction in K-12 schools. From 2020 until 2022, Nigamanth served as Program Director in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In addition to his responsibilities at CSU, Nigamanth is involved in several civic leadership initiatives in Cleveland. He serves on the Board of Education of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He also serves as a member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Technology Board and as a trustee for Urban Community School, the Cleveland Leadership Center, and the City Club of Cleveland. Nigamanth holds MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in information systems from BITS Pilani in India.