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Faculty


Manoj Malhotra Manoj K. Malhotra
Dr. Malhotra is the Jeff B. Bates Professor in the Darla Moore School of Business, and has served as the Chairman of the Management Science Department at the University of South Carolina, since 2000.  He is also the founding Director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management (GSCPM), which was established at the Moore School in 2005.  He earned an engineering undergraduate degree from The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 1983, and a Ph.D. in operations management from The Ohio State University in 1990. He is a Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Management Society (CFPIM), and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

Sanjay Ahire
Dr. Ahire received his Ph.D. from The University of Alabama in 1992.  He joined the Darla Moore School of Business as a Tenured Professor in the Management Science department effective Fall 2006.  He comes from the University of Dayton (Ohio) where he taught as a professor of operations management.  He holds a Ph.D. in management science from the University of Alabama (1992).  He also holds a master’s degree in management studies (1985) and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering (1982) from the University of Bombay (India).  Dr. Ahire has published numerous research articles in various journals, including Management Science, European Journal of Operational Research, and many others.

Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson
Dr. Mark Ferguson is the Wilbur S. Smith Professor of Management Science and Ph.D. Program Coordinator for the Management Science Department. Dr. Ferguson joined the Moore School in Fall 2011. Prior to this, he was the Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology and Management at Georgia Tech. He obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Duke University in 2001, his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1994, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1991. Prior to starting his academic career, he worked at IBM as an engineer and supply chain manager.


Michael Galbreth

Dr. Galbreth is an Assistant Professor of Management Science at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.  Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Galbreth was a manager in the Atlanta office of KPMG Consulting and also worked for Andersen Consulting in Nashville/Atlanta from 1996 to 1999.  He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Vanderbilt University in May of 2006.  He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration for the University of Tennenssee. He currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in operations and decision analysis at the Moore School andhas also taught graduate courses at Vanderbilt University and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Vienna, Austria.

Jayanth Jayaram Jayanth Jayaram
Dr. Jayanth Jayaram is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Ph.D. Program Coordinator in the Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina.  Dr. Jayaram joined the Moore School in Fall 2002.  Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences in the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. He obtained his Ph.D. in supply chain management from Michigan State University and MBA in general business administration from Central Michigan University. He has had eight years of work experience in multinational companies and consulting firms prior to his MBA.  He is professionally certified as a Chartered Accountant from India.

John Jensen

John B. Jensen
Dr. Jensen received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1994. He joined the Moore School of Business as Managing Director of the Center and as a Clinical Professor effective August 2009. He comes from the University of Southern Maine where he taught Operations Management and Quantitative Analysis. He regularly consults with public and private sector organizations on operations analysis, capacity management, benchmarking, manufacturing technology, and resource planning issues.


Patrick Philipoom

Patrick R. Philipoom

Dr. Philipoom joined the Darla Moore School of Business as a Professor of Management Science at the University of South Carolina in 1985. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from Virginia Tech. He also received a master's degree in business administration (1982) and bachelor's degree in electrical engineering (1980) from Virginia Tech. He teaches operations management and quantitative methods. His research is primarily in the area of operations management. Dr. Philipoom is on the editorial review board for IIE Transactions, Operations Management Review and Journal of Business Logistics. He serves as the Academic Coordinator for the International MBA program at the Moore School. He works with companies in the area of supply chain management, material handling and inventory control. He is active in the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management housed in the Management Science Department at the Moore School.