Dr. Ozgun Caliskan Demirag is an associate professor of operations and supply chain management. She teaches in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, and quantitative methods for business. Her research interests are in supply chain management and operations planning and control. Dr. Demirag's research has appeared in such journals as Operations Research and Production and Operations Management, and she serves on the editorial board of a number of prestigious journals. She has industry experience in the railway industry.
Kyle Chalupczynski is a lecturer in management information systems at Penn State Behrend. He also teaches systems analysis, introduction to ERP and business processes, supply chain information systems with Oracle, and customer information systems with Oracle. Mr. Chalupczynski has a decade of industry experience, fulfilling various roles on software delivery teams before joining the Black School of Business. As a Certified Scrum Master, he emphasizes the importance of agility and flexibility — not just as it pertains to software development, but across all facets of IT.
Dr. Varun Gupta is an associate professor of supply chain management and analytics. He teaches supply chain management, business analytics, and quantitative business methods. His research has appeared in top-tier journals in his fields, such as Production and Operations Management and European Journal of Operational Research. He has industry experience as a business analyst in consumer goods and retail.
Dr. Sourish Sarkar is an associate professor of operations and supply chain management. He teaches supply chain management and operations planning (using SAP) for MBA and undergraduate students. Dr. Sarkar’s research interests are inventory and supply chain management and behavioral operations. His research has appeared in the International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.
Dr. Matthew Swinarski is an associate professor of management information systems in the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend. His industry experience includes configuration and service contact management of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Dr. Swinarski's research and teaching areas of interest include IS outsourcing, process improvement, decision modeling with spreadsheets, and ERP systems. His research has been published in top-tier IS journals, including the Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, and European Journal of Information Systems.
Dr. Jianing Zhi is an assistant teaching professor of project and supply chain management at Penn State Behrend. She teaches statistics, supply chain management, and quantitative methods for business. Dr. Zhi's research areas of interest include supply chain network design, resource allocation, and data analytics in supply chain management. Her research involves the application of a variety of optimization techniques to solve challenging problems in manufacturing, logistics, and health care.
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