Dr. Vikram Sethi is a professor at the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University, Dayton Ohio. In 2006, he founded the Institute of Defense Studies and Education at Wright State University and served as its director. The activities of the institute included providing educational programs to the United States Department of Defense. He also set up the Center of Professional Education.

In a career spanning more than two decades, Dr. Sethi has handled a variety of teaching, research, and consulting assignments in areas like information technology, data-intensive supply chains, defense studies, RFID and sensors, startup incubation, and global business development. He is also credited with developing the Stress Management and Determination Inventory (SMDI), a psychological assessment that combines 33 stress factors into a single scale.

Dr. Vikram Sethi has published more than 50 articles in highly cited peer-reviewed journals. His books include ‘Organizational Transformation Through Business Process Reengineering’ (1998, Prentice Hall) and contributions in ‘Weapons of Mass Psychological Destruction: And the People Who Use Them’ (2015, Praeger). He just released his new book entitled ‘Cyber Weapons of Mass Psychological Destruction,’ which examines the evolution of cyber warfare as a distinct discipline from the 1990s to the present day. His next book will be released in December, 2020, and is entitled “Cyber Fear, Trauma, and Psychosis.”

Dr. Sethi studied at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India. He subsequently earned an MBA from Wright State University and a PhD from Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sethi supports entrepreneurship globally and has advised startup organizations from the ground up and guided them toward improved performance and success.