Burak Kazaz named Meredith Professor for Exemplary Teaching


Burak Kazaz, associate professor of supply chain management at the Whitman School of Management, has been named one of this year’s Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professors by Syracuse University.

Kazaz, who also is a Whitman Teaching Fellow, is the first professor from the Whitman School to earn the honor. The Meredith Professorships were established in 1995 by a bequest from the estate of Dr. L. Douglas Meredith ’26 BS (A&S) in order to recognize and reward outstanding teaching at Syracuse University. Jonathan Massey, associate professor in the School of Architecture, also received a Meredith Professorship. They will be honored during a ceremony at the Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center on April 5.

“Burak is an outstanding teacher whose dedication to his students reaches beyond the classroom,” says Whitman Dean Melvin T. Stith. “We are thrilled that he has received this most deserving honor.”

Kazaz, who received the Whitman School’s teaching innovation award in 2011, teaches MBA and doctoral classes in addition to his undergraduate supply chain management courses. His work on managing uncertainty and risk in supply chain management can be found in premier journals, such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management.

“I am honored to receive the Meredith Professorship; however, seeing my students succeed in their professional life is my most cherished accomplishment,” Kazaz says.