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I am an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I received my Ph.D. degree in Business Administration in the Department of Information and Operations Management at Mays Business School of Texas A&M University.
My research focuses on retail operations, sustainable operations, and behavioral operations management and has been published in the Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management.
I am an Associate Editor for Journal of Operations Management, and review for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Decision Sciences journals.
I have taught undergraduate-level Operations Management and Sustainable Operations courses at Mays Business School, and I teach undergraduate Manufacturing and Service Operations Management course in Haslam College of Business.
My Academic Background:
Ph.D. in Business Administration, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2022
M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, CA, 2016.
B.S. in Industrial Organization and Management, Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2015.
Several notable scientists and philosophers whose ideas and works have been influential on my scientific thinking:
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.
David Hume - His "Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding" is a must read for both the fans and skeptics of "causal inference".
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!
Karl Popper - His logic of falsification is central to my thinking of theories, non-theories, and the scientific process.