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Areas of Expertise

The Whitman research topics database includes Whitman School faculty members and senior administrators. Use the database to identify faculty members with expertise in a wide range of business areas. Search by using business practice terms (i.e. human resources), department names (i.e. finance), or name of a particular individual. Once you have found a person, or persons, with whom you would like to speak, please forward your request to whitcomm@syr.edu.

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Faculty whose research interests contain: Process Improvement
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Bush, Hobert

Bush, Hobert
Adjunct Faculty


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Research Topics: Executive Communication
Redefining Team Development
Data Driven Process Improvement
Escalation Management
Raising Client Expectations
Cross Organization Collaboration
Technical Leadership
Strategy Development


Harter, Don

Harter, Don
Associate Professor of MIS
Director, MS in Business Analytics Program
315-443-3502
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Research Topics: Project management, Software process improvement, Effect of information technology improvements on product quality, Productivity, Hiring, Salaries, Attrition, Analytics, Deep Learning


La Point, Gary

La Point, Gary
Professor of Supply Chain Practice
Co-director of H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain
315-443-3331
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Research Topics: International import/export, Logistics, Supply chain management, U.S. domestic transportation, International transportation/logistics, Lean Six Sigma, Process Improvement, Warehouse design, Warehouse operations and Project Management


Stewart, James

Stewart, James
Adjunct Instructor


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Research Topics: ? Organizational Leadership
? Budget Management
? Team Development and Management
? Supply Chain Management
? Process Improvement
? Systems Integration/Interface
? IT Vendor Management
? Client Relations/Service
? Review/Assessment/Integration of New Technologies
? Systems Implementation/Support


Vona, Frederick

Vona, Frederick
Professor of Practice

315-443-3589
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Research Topics: Graduate Education
Business & IT Strategy
CIO Advisory
Enterprise Systems
Complex Technical Support
Global Team Leadership
Course Development
Education Degree
Public Speaking
Program Management
Higher Education Technologies
Team Development & Training
International Operations
Process Improvement & Scale
P&L Leadership & Budget


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