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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: Project Management
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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


Lee, Luz

Lee, Luz
Adjunct Instructor


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Research Topics: Mentoring/Training
Supply Procurement
Quality Control
Cost Reduction
Project Management
Executive Decision Making
Leadership and Professional Coaching
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Negotiations
Budget Preparation
Manufacturing and Business Process Assessment
Fostering Business Relationships


Penfield, Patrick

Penfield, Patrick
Professor of Supply Chain Practice
Director, Executive Education
315-443-3428
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Research Topics: Green supply chain, sustainability, manufacturing, warehousing, 21st century supply chain management, purchasing, project management, supply chain systems, strategic sourcing and negotiations, APICS training and Lean/Six Sigma.

Computer Skills: Proficient in SAP, DRP, & Microsoft Office Software


Young, Pamela

Young, Pamela
Adjunct Faculty


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Research Topics: Innovative business thinker, Director of Customer Success, and Project Manager with 20+ years of experience leveraging technology to help drive results, streamline processes, improve performance, motivate and energize teams to enhance results and drive strategic initiatives with Fortune 500 financial services firms. Define strategies/solutions that drive customer investment efficiencies, cost reductions, increase sales and improve profitability. A proven leader and mentor who possesses executive level presence, business acumen and capabilities to work across organizational boundaries and achieve transformational business strategies based on data driven decision making. A proven team leader and effective communicator who successfully led global projects, facilitating virtual team and customer communications in fast-paced, dynamic environments.

Technology & Business Strategy - Industry Analysis – Project Management - SLDC – Support Decisioning – Matrix Management/Outsourcing - Hardware and Software Management


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