Ph.D. (Purdue University)
Sharon Ordoobadi received both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Management from Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management. Her areas of expertise include Operations Management, Decision Modeling, Logistics, Engineering Economics, Total Quality Management, and Engineering Management. She has vast experience in teaching quantitative courses in both business and engineering colleges. Currently she is teaching Operations Management, Total Quality, and Quantitative Business Analysis at UMass Dartmouth. Prior to moving to UMass Dartmouth, she taught in the Industrial Engineering Department at Kansas State University for eight years. Before that, she was a member of the faculty of the college of business at University of Illinois-Chicago for seven years.
Her research focuses on developing decision models for adaptation of the advanced manufacturing technologies. She has received two grants from National Science Foundation to support her research. Her research has been published in journals such as Industry and Higher Education, and Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. Sharon has presented numerous papers in professional meetings such as Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). She developed a Master's in Engineering Management (MEM) program for industrial practitioners while in Kansas State University. In the process, she wrote a proposal for the board of regents' approval, developed curriculum for the program, and taught courses via videotape for off-campus students (industry professionals).
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