The Department of Management is very excited to welcome three new full-time faculty members, bringing with them new expertise and fresh perspectives in the areas of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics. Below are short bios of the new faculty members.
Dr. Frank Lee
• Ph.D. (Management Information Systems) Mississippi State University
• M.S. (Computer Information Systems) Georgia State University
• MBA, Morehead State University
Frank C. Lee is a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Management in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He previously taught at Mississippi State University, Carson-Newman University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), Fairmont State University, and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Dr. Lee’s research interests include Business Analytics, Data Mining, and Information Systems Strategy. He has authored numerous articles, books, and chapters including European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), International Journal of Information Management (IJIM), Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Information Technology and People (IT & People), Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA), and Journal of Global Information Technology Management. He has also regularly presented at conferences such as the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Conference, and International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS).
Dr. Lee has received numerous professional grants and awards including the UMHB Excellence in Scholarship Award (2018), ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award (2014), Fairmont State University School of Business Faculty of the Year Award (2013), two National Science Foundation Gants (2009 and 2010), Carson-Newman University Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2008), and CN School of Business Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2007).
He is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at national and international academic forums at various universities including United International College (2019), Soochow University (2018), Chengdu University of Technology (2018), Namseoul University (2014), Woosong University (2012), and Ansan University (2011), and University of New Mexico (2010)
Dr. Issam Moussaoui
• Ph.D. (Supply Chain Management), University of Arkansas
• MBA (Supply Chain Management), University of Arkansas
• Master in Management Grande Ecole (Management), Toulouse Business School, France
• BBA (Accounting), Ecole National de Commerce et de Gestion, Settat, Morocco
Issam Moussaoui is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Georgia State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Dr. Moussaoui conducted empirical research and taught various logistics and supply chain management courses at the University of Arkansas and Georgia Southern University. His research interests include operations strategy, competitive dynamics, and interorganizational relationships. He is particularly interested in studying the interplay between operational efficiency and operational effectiveness and their individual and collective effects on firm competitiveness under changing market conditions. His scholarly work appeared in the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management along with conference proceedings of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSMCP) Edge Conference and the Decision Sciences Institute’s (DSI) Annual Meeting.
Dr. Moussaoui has a track record of teaching excellence. He consistently received highly validating student evaluations and built a reputation of a go-to educator within his previous institutions. His teaching philosophy anchored in simplicity, cogency, and interactivity, and backed by meticulous preparedness has enabled him to successfully lead courses at different levels of complexity and with diverse audiences.
Dr. Deepa Wani
• Ph.D. (Management Science) University of South Carolina
• M.S. (Statistics) University of South Carolina
• MBA (Operations and Supply Chain Management), Mumbai, India
• B. Eng (Electrical Engineering) University of Mumbai, India
Deepa Wani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Georgia State University.
Dr. Wani’s research interests include healthcare operations, supply chain management and sustainability. Specifically, she is interested in studying factors that enable efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare. She is also interested in various factors that impact global supply chains, outsourcing and sustainability actions of companies. Her research has been published in premier journals such as Journal of Operations Management (JOM), Production and Operations Management (POMS) and Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ). She was the winner of the prestigious Elwood Buffa Dissertation Award and a finalist for the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award at the JOM division at the Academy of Management.
She has previously taught courses in Data Analytics at the graduate level and Business Statistics, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management at the undergraduate level. She has also led sessions at the Executive MBA level on Managing Healthcare Operations.
Dr. Wani is on the Editorial Review Board at JOM. She is a reviewer at other premier journals such as the Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences and International Journal of Electronic Commerce.
Prior to returning to academia, she worked in areas of strategic sourcing and business planning at one of India’s top business houses.