Farzad Mahmoodi is Joel Goldschein '57 Endowed Chair Professor in Supply Chain Management and the Director of Clarkson University’s nationally ranked Global Supply Chain Management Program. Dr. Mahmoodi has been actively involved in executive education and has served as a consultant for several Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. His research interests focus on design and control of manufacturing and logistics systems. He has published about 50 articles in a variety of edited books and leading journals, such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, and the International Journal of Production Research. Dr. Mahmoodi has been the recipient of several awards, including the Professor of the Year Award (MBA Program), the Commendable Leadership Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the John W. Graham, Jr. Faculty Research Award. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering and the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management.
Heimo Losbichler is Professor of Finance and Department Chair of Finance at Steyr University, Austria. He is an elected member of the board of the International Controller Association. Dr. Losbichler's research and teaching interests include value-based management, financial performance analysis, activity based costing, and financial performance measurement within the supply chain. He has published his research in leading German academic and professional journals. Dr. Losbichler served as the CEO of Baudatentechnik GMBH (an Austrian IT company) for three years and has consulted extensively with several leading Austrian companies.
Mark Frascatore is Professor of Economics at Clarkson University. His research interests include incentive contracting as well as identifying the benefits of research joint ventures. Dr. Frascatore has published numerous research articles in leading economics and operations journals such as the Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and the European Journal of Operational Research. He has taught courses in Industrial, Personnel, and Engineering Economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also has experience as an industry consultant and has worked as a research associate at an antitrust economic consulting firm in Washington, DC.
Dennis Yu is Associate Professor of Operations Management. Dr. Yu received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include revenue management, risk management and product line design in supply chain management. He has published his research in leading academic journals such as Production and Operations Management, Computers and Operations Research, and Journal of the Operational Research Society. Dr. Yu is also involved in a research project on operations strategies funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
Stephen Sauer is Associate Professor of Organizational Studies at Clarkson University’s School of Business. His research interests focus on issues of leadership, influence, and status in team processes. Dr. Sauer teaches courses in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Negotiations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also conducted a number of executive education and leadership effectiveness workshops and seminars. Dr. Sauer received a PhD in Management and organizational Behavior from Cornell University. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he worked as an organizational change consultant and as a plant manager, as well as serving for seven years as an officer in the US Army.
Mike Wasserman is Associate Professor of Organizational Studies at Clarkson University. Dr. Wasserman's research interests include the integration of technology and human capital into business strategy as well as the linkages among managerial thinking, technology architectures, and firm performance. His research has been published in a wide variety of leading journals, including the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Performance. Dr. Wasserman has extensive experience teaching graduate courses in strategic and technology management. He has consulted with, and provided corporate education for, a variety of organizations over the past 15 years.