Grewal’s leadership figures largely in the establishment of Claflin’s undergraduate and graduate business programs. He was the founding dean for Claflin’s School of Business, started the university’s first graduate program (MBA), and established the institution’s first adult education program (Bachelor of Organizational Management).
Dr. Grewal is also recognized for his excellence in the classroom. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in finance, economics, quantitative methods, leadership development, and business ethics. Students consistently recognize him with high evaluations and commendations. Grewal’s teaching strategies focus on holistic education, including development of conceptual and analytical competencies, critical thinking, problem solving skills, application of technology, and interpersonal communication skills, all within the context of the global business environment.
Grewal is prominent in the expansion of Claflin’s business curriculum. Under Grewal’s leadership, Claflin is revising its MBA curriculum to adapt to a combination of online, in-classroom, and hybrid modes of instruction. The revised program will also strengthen student competencies in the areas of analytics, communication technology, and ethical management. He has developed a course for both undergraduate and graduate-level study in blockchain technology and fintech which Claflin looks to make available in professional certification programs.
Research and economic development consulting are other strong areas for Dr. Grewal. In addition to prolific publishing and editing, Dr. Grewal’s research is highlighted by a three-year engagement as co-primary investigator for a Women Entrepreneurship Development program in India. In his South Carolina-based research, Dr. Grewal conducted five economic impact studies of Savannah River Site, Aiken on the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).