Sadhana Alangar is from Chennai, India. After graduating from Madras University with a BS (Mathematics) and MA (Economics), she taught Econometrics to graduate students of Meenakshi College for Women in Chennai, India. She later worked as a Research Associates in the University of Madras. As a research associate she led of investigators to construct an impact-output model for the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
She moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1990 to pursue a PhD in Business Administration (Corporate Finance concentration). As a doctorial student, she won the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award and the Texas Tech University Doctoral Student teaching award. A paper based on her dissertation won the Outstanding Doctoral Student award at the South Western Finance Association.
After completing her PhD from Texas Tech University, she taught at Wayne State University for two years. She then moved to University of Hawaii at Hilo as an Assistant Professor of Finance. She returned to Michigan when she married Pinaki Mazumder a Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She joined Cleary University in August 2000.