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Hello and thank you for visiting! I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Information and Operations Management at Mays Business School of Texas A&M University. I am on the academic job market during the 2021-2022 academic year.

I am an empiricist who draws upon theories and methods of behavioral sciences to tackle managerially relevant problems in the domains of sustainability and retail. The two primary avenues of research that I currently pursue are: 1) retail return policy design and its effect on consumer behavior and 2) behavioral issues in circular economies and closed-loop supply chains. My research has been published or accepted for publication in the Journal of Operations Management , Production and Operations Management, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management journals.

I am an Editorial Review Board member for Journal of Operations Management, and review for, on an ad-hoc basis, Production and Operations Management and Decision Sciences journals.

I teach undergraduate level Operations Management and Sustainable Operations courses at Mays Business School.

My Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (Operations and Supply Chain Management), Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2022 (Expected)

  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, CA, 2016.

  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2015.

Several notable scientists and philosophers whose ideas and works have been influential on my scientific thinking:

  1. Alhazen (Ibn Al-Haytham) - Arguably the father of the scientific method, the first experimental scientist in history. He was doing both analytical and empirical research. https://en.unesco.org/courier/news-views-online/ibn-al-haytham-s-scientific-method

  2. David Hume - His "Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding" is a must read for both the fans and skeptics of "causal inference". https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume/

  3. John Snow - I consider his study to understand the causal mechanisms behind the cholera outbreak in London as a classic masterpiece of quasi-experimentation. Practically relevant, impactful, rigorous research! https://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/grand_experiment.html

  4. Karl Popper - His logic of falsification is central to my thinking of theories, non-theories, and the scientific process. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/popper/

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