I am an Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management at The Pennsylvania State University where I am also the Michael H. and Laura L. Rothkopf Early Career Professor. Previously, I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (2015) and MBA from University of Notre Dame (2010). My research follows two themes within Sustainable Supply Chain Management:
Technology-Enabled Sustainable Supply Chains:
My research takes the approach that – although consumerism could be here to stay, surplus need not be! An inadvertent outcome of mass consumerism is ubiquitous surplus. Our homes have an abundance of items with hidden value; value that we rarely recognize, but someone else just might. Industrial facilities too abound with surplus consisting of unused materials, by-products and waste. I am very interested in internet-based B2B (e.g. Materials Marketplace), B2C (e.g. LikeTwice), P2P (e.g. Uber) and Internet Classifieds (e.g. Craigslist) channels for coordinating surplus resources and capacity.
Alternative Policy Approaches for Sustainable Supply Chains:
Government regulation has been extensively used to promote adoption of pro-social operational practices and behaviors in firms. Yet, ample evidence highlights that organizations and consumers also respond to other non-coercive approaches. Specifically, my research attempts to understand how organizations and consumers react to external influences (e.g. competition, controversies), alternative policy approaches (e.g. technical assistance, voluntary programs) and legislation (e.g. e-waste laws).