OIM Spotlight

Recent Faculty Scholarship

Tamimi, N., and Sebastianelli, R. "The Relative Importance of E-Tailer Website Attributes on the Likelihood of Online Purchase,"  Internet Research, 2015, 25(2), 169-183.

Sebastianelli, R., Tamimi, N. and Iacocca, K. "Improving the Quality of Environmental Management: Impact on Shareholder Value," International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 2015, 32(1), 53-80.


New Faculty join the OIM Team

Dr.Ozgur Isil joined the Operations and Information Management Department as an assistant professor of operations management in fall 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he completed his doctorate in operations management. He currently teaches production planning and control, management science, and operations management.

 Dr. Yibai Li joined the Operations and Information Management Department in fall 2013 as an assistant professor. Dr. Li previously taught at Washington State University. He currently teaches business information management, electronic commerce, and business applications of communications networks.

 Dr. Ahmed Gomaa joins the Operations and Information Management Department in fall 2016. Dr. Gomaa previously taught at Marywood University. He earned his PH.D. from Rutgers University. He currently teaches electronic commerce, intro to electronic business and business information management.

 Adeinat Hamza joins the Operations and Information Management Department in fall 2016. He previously taught at The Pennsylvania State University. He graduated with PH.D. Dual Degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He currently teaches operations management 


OM Graduate Student Caroline Swift Receives Research Award

Ms. Caroline Swift Caroline Swift, a 2014 MBA graduate student with a concentration in Operations Management, was selected as the winner of the 2014 Library Research Prize for Graduate students. Caroline submitted a research paper that she completed for OM 579: Research Methods titled, “How E-Tailer Attributes Affect Online Shopping Intention: The Moderating Effects of Age, Gender, and Prior Experience.”  Her application essay states, “Interlibrary loan has been a lifesaver, providing me with everything from obscure articles to textbooks from faraway institutions. I am genuinely grateful for the skills I have acquired using the Weinberg Memorial Library.”  Source: http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/infolit/research-prize/2014winners.shtml

Caroline is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in supply chain management at Penn State University. 

Dr. Rose Sebastianelli Receives National Recognition

Dr. Rose Sebastianelli Dr. Rose Sebastianelli, Professor of Operations Management and Alperin Chair was recently recognized for her nomination for U.S. Professors of the Year Award for 2013 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award was presented at the faculty appreciation dinner on April 4, 2014. The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program celebrates extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching at higher education institutions in the United States. Dr. Sebastianelli was The University of Scranton's CASE Professor of the Year 2013 recipient in recognition of her outstanding performance as a member of the faculty.

Drs. Tamimi and Sebastianelli Featured in Ignite

Dr. Rose Sebastianelli and Dr. Nabil Tamimi Drs. Nabil Tamimi and Rose Sebastianelli were recently featured in Ignite, the University's magazine highlighting scholarly activity of our faculty.  As Dr. Sebastianelli notes, “research is key for any academic who aspires to be a true teacher-scholar.” Both recognize the need for students to be engaged both in and out of the classroom. Read how the philosophy of total quality management has influenced their research and classroom teaching in The Evolution and Constancy of Quality.

The University of Scranton's MBA Program is Top 5 in Financial Value

The University of Scranton's MBA program has ranked No. 5 in the nation for having the best financial value, according to the U.S. News and World Report. The University offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees in accounting, enterprise resource planning, finance, general business, healthcare management (online), international business, management information systems, marketing, and operations management. Salaries reported by University MBA graduates reported that the operations management specialization had the highest average salary of $95,833; followed by enterprise resource planning, general business, finance, and accounting. The article was featured in a recent edition of the Royal News.

Dr. Nabil Tamimi receives Excellence Award

Dr. Nabil Tamimi, Professor, and Chair of the Operations & Information Management Department has received the Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. Dr. Tamimi was one of twelve University of Scranton faculty members that were honored for their contributions toward enhancing the University community at a ceremony held in spring of 2013 (https://www.scranton.edu/news/royalnews/releases/2013/08/07/faculty-awards.shtml).
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Samantha Panso- Class of 2016

Samantha Panso

Samanta Panso is an Operations and Information Management Major that graduated with the Class of 2016. She was the President of the Operations and Information Management Club, Vice President of Omega Beta Sigma Honors Society, and involved in many other activities outside of the classroom. Her senior year she was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Omega Rho honors societies as well. Samantha is currently working as Supply Chain Analyst for Clarins, a European skin care company, located in Rockland County, NY. She spends most of her time at work forecasting demand for their retail product line and implementing statistical models to reflect product history and trend. She hopes to pursue her Six Sigma certification in the near future.