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Santosh Mahapatra Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Santosh K. Mahapatra has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of operations and information systems in the School of Business.

Santosh K. MahapatraMahapatra has been a faculty member at Clarkson since 2006. His research has focused on strategic approaches to sourcing, supplier management, manufacturing and logistics in supply chains.

His research includes both forward (i.e., producers to customers) and closed-loop (i.e., includes returns from customers to producers) supply chains. Closed-loop supply chains are particularly effective in advancing environmental objectives and are often known as green supply chains.

Mahapatra has been involved in teaching operations and production management, quality management and lean enterprise and supply chain environmental management at Clarkson.

He has published nine refereed journal articles, 11 conference proceedings or reports and has delivered more than 20 professional talks at academic conferences or universities around the world. 

His articles have been published in leading academic journals including Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, and Industrial Marketing Management.

Mahapatra serves on the Editorial Review Board of IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management and International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. He has chaired several conference sessions.

He has frequently served as ad hoc reviewer for highly respected academic journals in the area of operations and supply chain management. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Decision Sciences Institute, and the Production and Operations Management Society.

Mahapatra received his Ph.D. degree in business administration from Michigan State University in 2006. In addition, he has an M.B.A. from Xavier Institute of Management (India), a master of technology in energy systems engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (India), and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Sambalpur University (India).  

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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