TEACHING

Courses I teach

Operations & Supply Chain Management (SCM 3050 - Undergraduate Core)
Supply chain management is the value creation engine of every organization. The focus of this course is to acquaint students with the core elements of supply chain management: 1) customer value, 2) collaborative value creation, and 3) systems thinking. The course introduces and defines the three primary functions that compose supply chain activities- 1) purchasing, 2) operations, and 3) logistics-and shows how they need to work together to create the high-quality, low-cost, and innovative products and services that customers expect to find in today’s marketplace. Important analytical tools are introduced.

Operations and Supply Chain Industry Projects (SCM 4810 - Undergraduate Elective)
This class offers you the opportunity to get “REAL-WORLD Experience for REAL-WORLD Success.” You will work in a team with other senior students on an operational or supply chain management problem faced by one of our industry partners. For example, the company management may want to eliminate inefficiencies in its supplier network and would like to know the pros and cons of various alternative distribution models. Your task will be to assist the company in its decision-making process by making recommendations based on your analysis of the situation. In a very real sense, you will take on the role of a supply chain consultant. Such an approach will allow you to quite literally learn by doing.

Courses I developed

Supply Chain & Logistics Management (BUS 528 - MBA Elective) | Delivery mode: On-campus
This course introduces students to important issues in supply chain and logistics management. Topics include supply chain strategy, procurement and supply contracts, risk mitigation strategies, flexible systems, processes and products, sustainability and the role of information technology. The course combines lectures with case discussions and computer simulations.

Social Health Care Informatics (MIS 323) | Delivery mode: Blended
This course introduces students to key social research perspectives on the use of information technology in health care delivery systems. Students will discuss current issues in social health care informatics such as the impact of digital and health disparities, and the role of health information technology in improving health care for underserved or vulnerable U.S. communities. The course will also introduce students to methodologies for health care informatics research. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of U.S. Communities.

Courses I taught

Principles of Operations Management (BUS 322 - Undergraduate Core) | Delivery mode: On-campus, online and blended
This course provides students with a thorough understanding of operations management techniques, including their application to functional areas of the business enterprise and operations control. Topics include product and production planning, capacity and constraint management, project evaluation and control, linear programming, quality planning and control, lean operations, and supply chain management.

Supply Chain & Logistics Management (BUS 528 - MBA Elective) | Delivery mode: On-campus
This course introduces students to important issues in supply chain and logistics management. Topics include supply chain strategy, procurement and supply contracts, risk mitigation strategies, flexible systems, processes and products, sustainability and the role of information technology. The course combines lectures with case discussions and computer simulations.

Social Health Care Informatics (MIS 323) | Delivery mode: Blended
This course will introduce students to key social research perspectives on the use of information technology in health care delivery systems. Students will discuss current issues in social health care informatics such as the impact of digital and health disparities, and the role of health information technology in improving health care for underserved or vulnerable U.S. communities. The course will also introduce students to methodologies for health care informatics research. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of U.S. Communities.

Principles of Management Information Systems (MIS 352 - Undergraduate Core) | Delivery mode: On-campus
Introduces students to fundamental concepts in management information systems (MIS), the role of computers in MIS, and some details of how computers function. Topics include various types of information systems, use of information by management, and information systems applications. The students will also be exposed to the application of MIS technologies in the development of business solutions through end-user computing and topics such as computer hardware and software, operating systems, and security.

Data & Information Management (MIS 385) | Delivery mode: Blended
This course provides students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. Core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, conceptual data, modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models and verifying its structural characteristics with normalization techniques, and implementing and utilizing a relational database using an industrial-strength database management system.

Management Information Systems (MIS 513 - Graduate Core) | Delivery mode: On-campus
The course provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing information in organizations. Fundamental concepts of systems and information are covered. Topics include computer-based information systems, user requirements, and analysis and specification of systems requirements, life cycle, and security.

Teaching Interests

Operations / Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Operations, Management Science.