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Graduate Certificate in
Business Analytics


Ph.D., Management Science, University of Tennessee
M.S., Management Science, University of Tennessee
B.S., Forest Science/Forest Products, Penn State

Dr. Terry P. Harrison, professor of supply chain and information systems and Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor in Business, teaches Prescriptive Analytics for Business. He is a Fellow and past president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and has served as a member of the INFORMS Analytics Certification Board. He has teaching and research interests in supply chain management and modeling, large-scale production and distribution systems, decision support systems, applied optimization, and the management of renewable natural resources.

Ph.D., Marketing, Northwestern University
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Dr. Arvind Rangaswamy is the Jonas H. Anchel Professor of Marketing at the Smeal College of Business. His research is focused on methods and models to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing using information technologies. He has published numerous professional articles on marketing analytics and online marketing in top academic journals. He has consulted for many companies and is a principal and co-founder of DecisionPro, Inc.

Ph.D., Supply Chain and Information Systems, Penn State
MBA, Supply Chain Management, Penn State
Master of Computer Applications, Indira Gandhi National Open University
B.S., Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Applications, University of Rajasthan

Dr. Rashmi Sharma, assistant clinical professor of supply chain and information systems and managing director of the Laboratory for Economics, Management, and Auctions, will teach Predictive Analytics (BAN 840). Before coming to Penn State, she worked in the software industry and managed the development of business intelligence solutions for manufacturing. She has teaching and research interests in supply chain management, management science, business analytics, incentive design, and workforce management.

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Penn State
M.S., Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology
B.S., Mathematics, Penn State

Dr. Chris Solo, clinical assistant professor of supply chain and analytics, teaches Business Strategies for Data Analytics (BAN 530). Dr. Solo previously served more than 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he held leadership positions in the intelligence, acquisition program management, and operations research analyst career fields. During this time, he also served on the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, teaching a variety of quantitative analysis courses. He is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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