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The Operations and Information Management Department at the University of Scranton

The Operations and Information Management (OIM) Department offers a major in Operations Management (OM). This major is concerned with the effective management of the conversion process involved in transforming inputs into desired products and services.

MEET THE OIM FACULTY


Deborah J. Gougeon, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Deborah Gougeon is an Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management. She earned a B.S. and M.S. from The University of Scranton, and a Ph.D. from Walden University. Dr. Gougeon’s research interests include Statistics, Statistical Pedagogy, Quantitative Methods, and Data Mining. Her work has been published in many conference proceedings as well as academic journals such as the Pennsylvania Economic Review, the Educational Research Quarterly, and the Journal of Career Development. She has made over 25 presentations at international, national, and regional conferences such as the American Statistical Association, Mathematical Association of America, Decision Science Institute, Deming Conference on Applied Statistics, and the Pennsylvania Economics Association. She has published over 100 book reviews in CHOICE, a publication of the American Library Association. She is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Board of the Pennsylvania Economics Association. Dr. Gougeon was inducted into the Order Pro Deo et Universitate, the award given for 20 or more years of service to the University, in 1979.


S. Kingsley Gnanendran, Ph.D. Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Kingley Gnanendran is a Professor of Operations Management. He received his Ph.D. in management science from the University of Tennessee in 1989. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Sri Lanka and a M. Eng. in industrial engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Gnanendran’s current research interests include the application of optimization modeling to supply-chain and production-inventory systems. He has made many presentations at national and international conferences, and his publications have appeared in journals such as Decision Support Systems, Mathematical Programming, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, and ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. He is a member of INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) and APICS (The Association for Operations Management). Dr. Gnanendran was inducted into the Order Pro Deo et Universitate, the award given for 20 or more years of service to the University, in 1989.


Kathleen Iacocca, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Kathleen Iacocca is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management and a two-time honors graduate of The University of Scranton. Dr. Iacocca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 and M.B.A. in 2007. She earned her Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers Business School earlier this year. Her research and teaching interests include Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Healthcare, Optimization, and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains. Dr. Iacocca has also taught previously for both Rutgers Business School and the Kania School of Management.


Yipeng Liu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Yipeng Liu is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. He received his B.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Science & Technology Beijing, China, and his M.S. in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In 2009, Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Florida. Dr. Liu’s research involves two major fields: economic modeling of information systems and quantum computing algorithms for global optimization. These novel research ideas expand results from computer science, economics, operations research and statistics. Applications of his research can be found mainly in the software industry in support of the decision making process for software managers. Dr. Liu has published in Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research and Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. He has presented his research at many international conferences including: WITS 2007, AMCIS 2008, INFORMS 2008, WEB 2009 and at the annual DIS research workshop held in February 2009 at the University of Florida. He was also invited to join the Dissertation Consortium at AMCIS 2008.


Satyanarayana V. Prattipati, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Prattipati is an Associate Professor of Information Systems. He earned a B.S. from Ahdhra University, an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management and his Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo. He serves as the Director of ERP programs at the Kania School of Management and is the Faculty Coordinator of SAP University Alliance. His teaching interests include ERP Systems, MIS, and Entrepreneurship. He conducts research on the impact of information and communication technologies on organizations and entrepreneurship. He presented many papers at national and international conferences, and published several papers in journals like Journal of Information Technology Management, Journal of Medical Systems, Information and Management, and others. He is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and the Unites States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). He is currently working on electronic medical records and regional health information exchanges. Dr. Prattipati was inducted into the Order Pro Deo et Universitate, the award given for 20 or more years of service to the University, in 1990.


Sufian Qrunfleh, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Qrunfleh is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management. He earned a B.A. from The University of Jordan and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Toledo. Dr. Qrunfleh’s research interests include supply-chain management, information technology, quality management, and international business. His current research explores the alignment of information systems with supply chains and its impact on supply chain performance and firm performance. His work has been published in many conference proceedings as well as in academic journals. He has published in Journal of Information Systems Management and Journal of Computer Information Systems.


Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D. Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Sebastianelli is a Professor of Operations Management. She earned a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and is an Alperin Professor of Business Administration (1996). Her teaching interests are in the areas of statistics, quality management and business forecasting. She maintains an active research agenda and has published more than 20 journal articles and has made over 70 presentations at international, national and regional conferences. Her current research interests are in the areas of quality management, e-quality, environmental sustainability and online business education. Her work has appeared in journals such as Decision Sciences, Quality Management Journal, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Internet Research, Journal of Internet Commerce and Quality Progress. She is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, American Society for Quality, International Institute of Forecasters, and The Association for Operations Management (APICS). Dr. Sebastianelli was inducted into the Order Pro Deo et Universitate, the award given for 20 or more years of service to the University, in 1988.


Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D. Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Tamimi is a Professor of Operations Management. He earned a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from The University of Scranton and a Ph.D. from Temple University. His teaching interests are in the areas of management science and operations management. He has an active research agenda with emphasis in the area of quality management. He has published more than 18 journal articles and made over 30 presentations at international, national and regional conferences. His research has appeared in journals such as Production and Inventory Management Journal, Quality Management Journal, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Internet Research, Journal of Investing, Journal of Information Privacy and Security, Journal of Internet Commerce, and Quality Progress. He is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the Association for Operations Management (APICS).


Dr. Ling Xue, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management Dr. Xue is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. He earned a B.A. from Fudan University, and M.S. from Shanghai Jiaotong University and a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. His teaching interests include ECommerce, Database and IT management. His research interests include IT economics, IT governance and IT security. His current research explores how IT governance contributes to the business value of IT, how risk management solutions can be employed in IT security management, and various issues of information sharing in internal/external organizational environment. He has published in Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Privacy and Security, and International Journal of Electronic Commerce. His work has also been consistently accepted by leading conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

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