Associate Professor of Supply Chain  Management






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Kingston, RI 02881
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  We shall not cease from exploration
  And the end of all our exploring
  Will be to arrive where we started
  And know the place for the first time
            T.S. Elliot, Four Quartets

Hello! Welcome to my professional web site!

I am a faculty at the University of Rhode Island's College of Business Administration. My research focuses on humanitarian logistics, technology and trust in supply chain management.

I earned my Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business and master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University. Also do I hold a Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the CIPS Institute in the UK. Prior to joining URI in 2011, I worked at the United Nations as a Logistics Systems Analyst and at the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology as an Applications Developer. My academic teaching experience includes lecturing logistics and supply chain management, operations management and information technologies courses in the U.S., Turkey and Kyrgyzstan.

As an active member of the supply chain management research community, my articles have been published at esteemed journals in my area, such as Information Systems Research (ISR), Transportation Research Part-E (TR-E), Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM), Decision Support Systems (DSS),  and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE).

As of Fall 2018 semester, I am spending my sabbatical leave at Udine University in Italy conducting research with colleagues in the Managemenet Engineering department.

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