Dr. Asoo Vakharia

Vakharia selected as Decision Sciences Institute Fellow

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management at the Warrington College of Business Administration, has been selected as a Fellow by the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

Fellows of the Institute are recognized for their exceptional career contributions to the decision sciences disciplines in research, scholarship, teaching, and service accomplishments. Selection as a DSI Fellow is the highest honor the institute bestows on scholars in the decision sciences. Dr. Vakharia is one of 114 DSI Fellows in the organization’s more than 40-year history, joining notable scholars from institutions such as Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, University of California – Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas-Austin, and Yale University.

“It is truly an honor to be part of such a distinguished group of research scholars who not only provide a stimulating classroom experience for their students but also make extensive service contributions to the field and community at large,” Dr. Vakharia said.

Dr. Vakharia, who has taught in Warrington’s Department of Information Systems and Operations Management since 1994, has a Ph.D. from the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focus is on Supply Chain Management with an emphasis on Green/Sustainable Product Development, Channel Selection and Design, and Reverse Supply Chains. Over and above publishing his research in the top journals, he also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Decision Sciences Journal, and is a Senior Editor for the Production and Operations Management Journal.

Dr. Vakharia is also an exemplary teacher at Warrington, and has taught courses in Operations/Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Planning and Control, International Logistics, and MPC/ERP Systems Integration. He has been extensively involved in Executive Teaching and has also taught industry specific executive development courses for several companies. His consulting work includes projects with AT&T Solutions Customer Care, Golden Eagle Distributors, Garrett Air Research, Motorola, Sweetheart Cups, Inc., and the University of Arizona Medical Center.