- D.I.T., Industrial Technology, University of Northern Iowa
- M.B.A., University of Texas, Permian Basin
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
- B.S., Electronics Engineering, Bangalore University
Dr. Desai is the founding faculty member of the Engineering and Technology Programs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Dr. Desai is currently Chair, Undergraduate Studies, College of Business and Engineering. Dr. Desai received his Doctor of Industrial Technology degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He has a wide range of teaching experience. He has several years of industry experience in the areas of maintenance and management. His research interests are in the areas of leadership, innovation, and applied technology. He has several journal articles published in national and international journals.