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Undergraduate Certificate in
Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP

Faculty

  • Ozgun Caliskan Demirag
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      Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
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      M.S., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology
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      M.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Dr. Ozgun C. Demirag is a professor of operations and supply chain management at the Penn State Behrend Black School of Business. She teaches courses in the areas of supply chain management, operations planning and control, and quantitative methods for business at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research has been published at leading journals in operations and supply chain management. She is a recipient of the Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Faculty Research Award and the Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.

  • Kyle Chalupczynski
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      MBA, Penn State Behrend
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      B.S., Management Information Systems, Penn State Behrend

    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.

  • Varun Gupta
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      Ph.D., Operations Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
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      MBA, The University of Texas at Dallas
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      M.S., Supply Chain Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
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      B.Tech., Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

    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.

  • Sourish Sarkar
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      Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
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      M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
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      B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University

    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.

  • Matthew Swinarski
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      Ph.D., Management Science and Systems, State University of New York at Buffalo
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      M.S., Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
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      B.S., Electrical Engineering, Clarkson University

    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.
     

  • Jianing Zhi
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      Ph.D., Operations Management, The University of Alabama
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      M.S., Operations Management, The University of Alabama
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      B.S., Logistics Management, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
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      SAS Data Mining Certificate, SAS & The University of Alabama

    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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