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

Dr. Ahmed Gomaa joined 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.

Dr. Hamza Adeinat joined the 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. She 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 faculty research magazine highlighting.  As Dr. Sebastianelli noted, “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.

Samantha Panso, Class of 2016

Samantha Panso, '16, 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. Samanta earned a bachelor's degree in operations management. She was president of the Operations and Information Management Club and vice president of Omega Beta Sigma Honor Society. During her senior year she was also inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Omega Rho honors societies.