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Prashanth B. Nagendra- Department Chair-Management Departmen

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 19, 2006

Prashanth B. Nagendra- Department Chair – Management Department

Indiana PA – 15705
office: 724 – 357-4880
fax: 724 – 357-5743

Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Newark, NJ.
Operations Management (Jan 1995)

Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Newark, NJ.
Business Administration (Oct 1993)

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ.
Industrial Engineering (May 1990)

B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore Univ, India.
Ind. & Production Engg (Dec 1987)

Teaching Experience:
Dept. of Management IUP, Indiana, PA
(8/94 – Present)

Visiting Instructor
Dept. of Management & Management Science Pace University, NY, NY
(1/94 – 8/94)

Teaching Fellow
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Dept. NJIT, Newark, NJ
(9/92 – 8/94)

Research Areas:
Production Scheduling & Control, Inventory Management, Operations Strategy, TQM and Service Quality related issues, Manufacturing Flexibility, Small Business Management. & Entrepreneurship

Professional Experience: (click on the title for details)
Principal Investigator
(Jan 2001- Jan 2002)
Assessment & Strategies for Enhancing E-commerce in Rural Pennsylvania, Center for Rural PA

Principal Investigator (Jun 1999-Oct 2000)
Creating a Learning Organization, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 10

Principal Investigator
(Feb 1998-Present)
Self-Employment Assistance Program, State Government Grant with The Tri-County Career Track

Assistant Director (Aug 1995 – Present)
Small Business Institute (SBI), & Consultant, Small Business Development Center (SBDC),IUP, Indiana

Consultant (5/97 – 12/97)
IRIS Technologies, Inc., Greensburg, PA

Consultant (6/96 – 8/96)
Biocontrol Technology, Inc., Indiana, PA

Consultant (6/93 – 9/93)
World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Becton Dickinson Research Schol (1/89-8/94)
Computerized Production Control Lab, NJIT, Newark, NJ

Consultant (8/90 – 8/94)
Center for Manufacturing Systems (CMS) & Industrial Engineering Dept., NJIT, Newark, NJ

Industrial Engineer (5/89 – 9/89)
Physical Plant, NJIT, Newark, NJ

Industrial Engineer (1/88 – 8/8Cool
Kar Valves, Bangalore, India

Project Trainee (7/87 – 11/87)
Kirloskar Electric Ltd., Bangalore, India

International Teaching Experience:
North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2000)
Course in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and seminar on Learning Organizations

Institut Commercial de Nancy (ICN), Nancy, France (March 1999)
Invited Seminars:

Operations Management for Global Competitiveness
Current Quality Management Practices in Business (Feb 1998)
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India (Jan 1998)
Invited Seminar-Operations Management for Global Competitiveness

University of Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany (Nov 1997)
Invited Seminar-Application of OR Tools for Operations Management

Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship Best Paper Award, Joint USASBE/SBIDA Conf, Feb 2000

Small Business Institute Directors’ Association Awards:

National Undergraduate Case of the Year Winner, 1998-99
National Undergraduate Case of the Year Runner-Up, 1995-96
Regional Undergraduate Case of the Year Winner, 1997-98
Research Award, Management Department, IUP, 1995-96
Distinguished Service Award, Small Business Institute, IUP, May 1996

Journal Publications: (click here…)
Other Publications – Conference Proceedings & Presentations: (click here…)

International Journal of Commerce and Management
(Aug 1998-Present)

Associate Editor
Journal of Small Business Strategy
(Jan 1998-Present)

Managing Editor
Competitiveness Review
(Aug 1998-Present)

Consulting Editor
Advances in Competitiveness Research
(Aug 1998-Present)

Associate Editor
Journal of Global Competitiveness
(1999 – Present)

Program Chair
American Society of Competitiveness Conf, Atlanta
(1999, 2000, and 2001)

Other Activities:
Founder and Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter, American Society for Quality (Control), IUP, Fall 1996 – Present.

Co-Chair, Task Force to implement the industry leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software SAP’s R/3 in the curriculum, September 1998-Present.

Co-Chair, Graduate Committee, 1998-99. Member, 1996-Present.

Professional Affiliations:
American Society for Quality (ASQ)

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)

Small Business Institute Directors’ Association (SBIDA)

American Society of Competitiveness (ASC)

Production & Operations Management Society (POMS)
Current Students:
MG – 330 Production & Operations Management

MG – 334 Quality Management

MG – 481/581 ERP & Supply Chain Management

MG – 638 Operations Management
Traveled in India, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Bangladesh, Costa Rica and Tanzania. Varied interests and hobbies including traveling, music, sports (following basketball, cricket, soccer, & football and playing racquetball & chess), world history, geography, religion and politics.


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