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MIS

Faculty Profiles

Great schools are associated with their thinkers, teachers and writers. Our faculty is dedicated to enlighten students with their new and innovative pedagogical approaches. Their research and innovative perspectives inspire others in their fields as well. These are the MIS and Decision Sciences faculty in the School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend.


Gary Kern

(574) 520-4851
gkern@iusb.edu

Gary Kern
Associate Professor

Before joining the faculty at IU South Bend in the fall of 1992, Dr. Kern taught MIS, Operations Management, and Management Science courses at the University of Virginia, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana State University, the University of Notre Dame, and the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering. He is an active member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), serving as President of the Midwest DSI during 1997-98.

Education:
PhD, Indiana University
MBA, Case Western University
BS, University of Virginia

Honors and Awards:
S. F. Otteson Teaching Excellence Award - IU Bloomington
Member of Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching
Indiana University Faculty Service Fellow

Selected Research:

  • “Master, Production Rescheduling Policy in Capacity-Constrained Just-In-Time Make-To-Stock Environments,” (with Jerry Wei), Decision Sciences Journal, 27 (2), 365-387, 1996.
  • “A Mathematical Programming Approach for Dealing with Exceptional Elements in Cellular Manufacturing,” (with Scott Shafer, Jerry Wei), International Journal of Production Research, 30 (5), 1029-1036, 1992.
  • “The Cost of Eliminating Exceptional Elements in Group Technology Cell Formation,” (with Jerry Wei), International Journal of Production Research, 29 (8), 1535-1547, 1991.
  • “Interactive Videodisc Instruction: The Influence of Personality on Learning,” (with Khalil Matta), International Journal of Man-Machine Systems, 35, 541-552, 1991.
  • “Model for Demand Management in Assemble-To-Order Environments,” (with Hector Guerrero), Journal of Operations Management, 9 (1), 65-84, 1990.

Bhavik Pathak

(574) 520-4614
bkpathak@iusb.edu

Bhavik Pathak
Assistant Professor

Dr. Pathak’s teaching interests are in the areas of electronic commerce, decision support systems, management information systems, and data mining. His research interests are in the areas of electronic commerce, online recommender systems, social networking, shopbots, and online promotions.

Education:
PhD, University of Connecticut
MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MBA, Nirma Institute of Management
BS, Desai Institute of Technology

Selected Research:

  • "Shopbot 2.0: Integrating Recommendations and Promotions with Comparison Shopping," (with Robert Garfinkel, Ram Gopal, Fang Yin), Decision Support Systems, 46 (1), 61-69, 2008.
  • “From Fatwallet to eBay: An Investigation of the Impact of Virtual Communities on Sales Promotion,” (with Ram Gopal, Arvind Tripathi, Fang Yin), Journal of Retailing, 82 (2), 155-164, 2006.

Asghar Sabbaghi

(574) 520-4387
sabbaghi@iusb.edu

Asghar Sabbaghi
Associate Dean and Professor

Dr. Sabbaghi's teaching is in the areas of MIS, managerial decision making models, production/operations management, database management systems, and computer in business. His research is in the areas of MIS, decision support systems, economics of Information technology, scarce resource planning, and economics of water resource management. He is a member of Decision Sciences Institute, International Academy of Information Management and a number of other professional organizations.

Education:
PhD, Indiana University
MA, Tehran University
BS, Tehran University

Honors and Awards:
Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon

Selected Research:

  • “Effectiveness and Efficiency of RFID technology in Supply Chain Management: Strategic values and Challenges,” (with Ganesh Vaidyanathan), Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce, 3 (2), 71-81, 2008.
  • “User acceptance of digital library: An empirical exploration of individual and system components,” (with Ganesh Vaidyanathan, Mike Bargellinni), Journal of Computer Information Systems, 6 (2), 279-285, 2005.
  • “Global Supply Chain Strategy and Global Competitiveness,” (with Navid Sabbaghi), International Business and Economics Research Journal, 3 (7), 63-77, 2004.
  • “Integrated Decision Support Systems for Water Resources Management, “The National Regulatory Research Institute Quarterly Journal, 19 (3), 337-347, 1998.
  • “Managerial Factors Critical to CIM Strategy,” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 17 (4), 72-81, 1998.

Mark Schroeder

(574) 520-4284
mpschroe@iusb.edu

Mark Schroeder
Lecturer

Before coming to IU South Bend, Mark Schroeder worked in the Information Technology field in private industry. Mark has been both a programmer and a systems analyst, and is accustomed to solving problems from both the business perspective and with a view to technological details. Some of the area companies where Mark has worked include Hartmarx, Allied-Signal, National Steel, and Fiserv. Mark’s prior teaching experience includes teaching Business Software, and Networking Technology at Ivy Tech and Davenport University.

Education:
MS-MIT, IU South Bend
BS, Purdue University


Ganesh Vaidyanathan

(574) 520-4453
gvaidyan@iusb.edu

Ganesh Vaidyanathan
Associate Professor
Director, MS-MIT Program
Director, CTS Center for Experiential Education

Dr. Vaidyanathan has over twenty years of managerial experience in e-commerce, information technology, automation, strategy, and software engineering with several high tech industries in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to co-founding eReliable Commerce, Inc., Dr. Vaidyanathan held executive positions at Click Commerce Inc., Allied Signal, Inc. (Honeywell), General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin, Inc. His research interests are in eBusiness Technology, Risk Validation, Supply Chain Management, and information technology in corporations. He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences.

Education:
PhD, Tulane University
MBA, University of Chicago

Honors and Awards:
Trustee Teaching Award, 2006
Member of Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching
IUSB Teaching Excellence Award, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
IUSB Research Excellence Award, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Selected Research:

  •  “Security in Dynamic Web Content Management Systems Applications," (with Steve Mautone), Communications of the ACM, 52(12), 121-125, 2009.
  • "The Role of Quality in e-Procurement Information, Fulfillment and Performance," (with Sarv Devaraj), Journal of Operations Management, 26(3), 407-425, 2008.
  • "Networked knowledge management dimensions in distributed projects," International Journal of e-Collaboration, 2 (4), 19-36, 2006.
  • “A Framework for Evaluating Third-Party Logistics,” Communications of the ACM, 48 (1), 89-94, 2005.
  • “A Five Factor Framework for Analyzing Online Risks in E-business,” (with Sarv Devaraj), Communications of the ACM, 46 (12), 354-361, 2003.

Dazhong Wu

(574) 520-4445
dazhwu @iusb.edu

Dazhong Wu
Assistant Professor

Dr. Dazhong Wu joined IU South Bend as an Assistant Professor in Decision Sciences in the fall of 2008. His research interests include studying information service and pricing strategies, consumer search, and channel coordination in electronic markets.

Education:
PhD, University of Texas Austin
MS, Beijing University
BE, Tsinghua University

Selected Research:

  • "Competitive Environment and the Relationship between IT and Vertical Integration," (with Gautam Ray, Prabhudev Konana), Information Systems Research, 20 (4), 2009.
  • "Manufacturers’ Distribution Strategy in the Presence of the Electronic Channel," (with Gautam Ray, Andrew Whinston), Journal of Management Information Systems, 25 (1), 2008.
  • "Implications of Reduced Search Cost and Free Riding in E-Commerce," (with Gautam Ray, Xianjun Geng, Andrew Whinston), Marketing Science, 23 (2), 2004.