Ravinder Nath, Ph.D.

Ravinder Nath, Ph.D.

August 16, 1952 – January 4, 2024

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, January 8th at 2pm at St. John Catholic Church at Creighton University, 2500 California Ave. To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


Ravi Nath, born August 16, 1952, passed suddenly on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the age of 71. Originally from Bali Chowki, Himachal Pradesh, India, he moved to the United States in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Nath, his two children, Cameron Nath and Megan Nath; his three siblings, Kamal Nath, Sulochna Gohil, and Pran Nath. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John’s Church, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178, on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 2:00pm CST. A social gathering will be held following the Mass at St. John’s Church.

Ravi was a professor of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Creighton University and a family man at heart. To his family he was an extraordinary husband, father, and friend. As a professor in the department of Accounting and Business Intelligence & Analytics and the holder of the Jack & Joan McGraw Endowed Chair in Information Technology Management in the Heider College of Business. Previously, at the University of Memphis, he served as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Director of the Ph.D. program in Management Information Systems. He has been awarded Fulbright Scholarships twice: the University of Zimbabwe (1992-1993) and the Polytechnic of Namibia (2012). He has published over 100 research papers in the area of business analytics and information technology in national and international journals.

Ravi was best known by his family as a “family man,” an avid traveler, and a friend to many. He was deeply committed to his wife and children and made traveling an educational and cultural experience. The memories he has cultivated will last a lifetime. His loss will be deeply felt, and his legacy will live on through his family and all those who loved him.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to College of Business Creighton University.

Attn: Dean Anthony Hendrickson
College of Business
Creighton University
602 N 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Check made payable to College of Business Creighton University.  In the “For” column, please write, “Dr. Ravi Nath”.

This will go to helping students with financial need to complete their education.



  • Ben Rusin Posted January 8, 2024 9:42 am

    RIP Ravi. Your forever loved, appreciated, respected and shall surely be missed by all that have had the pleasure of knowing you..
    Peace be with you and thank you so much for being an incredibly positive influence in my life..

  • Ben Rusin Posted January 8, 2024 9:48 am

    Thank you Ravi for being an incredibly positive influence in my life. You’ll surely be missed by all of us that have had the pleasure of knowing you. Rest In Peace and please take comfort in knowing that you have been but one of a few to Grace this world with kindness, incredible patience, knowledge and love.
    Peace be with you.

  • Merridy Larsen Posted January 8, 2024 10:05 am

    Leslie, Cameron and Megan,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Ravi was a great man and will be missed by many. You will all be in my prayers for peace and comfort.
    Ravi and I started together at Creighton 25 years ago (in November). I am grateful and proud to have been his colleague. Ravi was always such a genuinely kind colleague/leader that made a point to stop by and ask about my family and me. Throughout our many conversations, it was evident how much he loved, enjoyed, and adored his family. You were the most important thing in his life and he always reminded me to never second guess putting family first. In my last conversation with Ravi, he gave me great advice regarding change that I will always treasure. Please lean on each other as you grieve, and know your husband/father made such a positive impact on many students, faculty and staff at Creighton. God Bless.
    Merridy Larsen

  • Victor Ekpoke Posted January 8, 2024 1:07 pm

    Rest in peace Sir. If not for you, i will not be in the US. I served under you as a Graduate Asistant, and it was an amazing experience. I will never forget all the opportunities you provided while at Creighton and also after i had left. I enjoyed playing Racket ball with you every week. You treated me as a Son. Your legacy lives on. Thank you Sir and rest in perfect peace. Victor Ekpoke

  • Danielle Maroney Posted January 8, 2024 1:46 pm

    Megan and family,
    My heart is with you during this difficult time. Sending so many prayers and hugs.

  • Alan Chu Posted January 8, 2024 2:08 pm

    Thank you very much for guiding me in my tumultuous sophomore year as well as my stressful junior year.

  • Ellham Rastegari Posted January 8, 2024 2:20 pm

    Dear Leslie, Megan, and Cameron,

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of our dear colleague and my great mentor. His impact on my life was profound, and his memory will forever be cherished. His insightful conversations about life and his caring nature touched touched my life. I feel privileged to have known such a wonderful human being.
    please know that my thoughts are with you. Ravi’s legacy will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of everyone he touched.

    With heartfelt condolences,
    Elham Rastegari

  • Tim Bastian Posted January 8, 2024 2:35 pm

    Dear Leslie, Megan, and Cameron: Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Ravi. Every time I met him, usually in the break room, he would greet me with, “How’s Tim today?” It was always the most sincere and heartfelt welcome. I miss terribly. If I were describe him to someone who never had the honor of meeting him, I would use three words, “gentlemen, wise, and humble.” I would often go to him with questions about academia and the university and he would always give me impeccable advice. I watched him with colleagues and students and can confidently say that he truly treated them with respect and true Christian love. I was also so honored that he had both Cameron and Megan take classes with me. It is often said that children are a reflection of their parents, and you both didn’t disappoint one bit! He was incredibly proud of you both. Thank you for sharing Ravi with us at Creighton, we are infinitely better for it.

  • Samira Posted January 8, 2024 5:06 pm

    Dear Megan,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Anton Ames Posted January 8, 2024 5:53 pm

    Leslie, Cameron, and Megan, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be forever grateful for Ravi. His kindness, his authenticity, and his wisdom touched so many lives, including mine. Ravi, I loved our many conversations – you taught me so much. I already miss you. Rest in peace, my friend. Rest in peace.

  • Ramin Posted January 9, 2024 7:55 am

    Dear Megan,
    I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Anthony musuubire Posted January 11, 2024 2:22 pm

    Dr Rave rest with angels
    I thank you for the good heart here on earth. You were the real manifestation of the visible love the God that call us to be charitable to our fellow human beings. May Your spirit of love care and preferential concern for the poor remain within your family.
    RIP my man . Leslie, Cam and Meg . God comfort you in this trying moment

  • Vasudeva Murthy Posted January 11, 2024 3:21 pm

    Dear Megan,
    I just came to know that my friend Ravi passed away. What a sad news. He was a nice ,unassuming and a simple human being. May his soul rest in peace.

  • Cindy Corritore Posted January 11, 2024 9:21 pm

    Leslie, Megan, and Cameron- Your father was such a unique and amazing individual who touched so many lives and made them better – mine included. I considered myself one of his friends, and spent much time brainstorming directions for our department with him. He had incredible insight into the direction technology might take, and was so willing to move our programs in that direction, putting our department at the leading edge, often one of the first in the country. He was also extremely positive, finding the strenghts in individuals, nurturing these and creating the best department I have worked in during my 45+ years in academia. He was so visionary, as well as an ethical and powerful leader who always ‘had your back’, What an incredible man. I will miss him so much in so many ways. My sympathies to you all during this dark time.

  • Catherine Nakayenga Posted January 12, 2024 4:44 am

    Dear Leslie, Megan and Cameron,
    I am sorry for your loss. Dr. Ravi made me who i am. If it was not for him, i would not be in the United States. In my time as his Graduate Assistant, he taught me so much. He made made sure I was comfortable and always asked how I was fairing in my first years in America. He and Leslie took me shopping and bought me household items and winter coat. Even after school he wrote me recommendations for jobs and visa sponsorship. I will forever be grateful to you, Ravi. You are gone too soon, Sir. I promise to always make you proud. May the Lord rest your soul in peace. Catherine Nakayenga.

  • Jeanne & Robb Spence Posted January 15, 2024 11:20 am

    We’re so sorry to hear about Ravi’s passing – his loss will be missed and you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

    Jeanne & Robb

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