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.
Policy Approaches for Sustainable Supply Chains:
Government regulation has been extensively used to promote adoption of pro-social operational practices and behaviors in firms. Also, 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., voluntary assistance programs) as well as legislation (e.g., e-waste laws).