NJIT School of Management

Asokan Anandarajan

Associate Professor, School of Management, NJIT. Professor Anandarajan holds degrees from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Cranfield University, U.K., and Drexel University, PA. He has published several articles on auditing, management accounting and tax issues, and is also interested in neural networks and expert systems.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-8568
E-mail: anandarajan@adm.njit.edu

Rene Cordero

Associate Professor, School of Management, NJIT. His teaching and research interests are in the Human Resources Management area. Secondarily in the Quantitative area. Research: The management of technology and innovation, both at the human resources management level and the organizational level.

Education:
BE, Catholic University of America; ME, University of Delaware; MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-6417
FAX: (973) 596-3074
E-Mail: cordero@adm.njit.edu

Michael Ehrlich

Assistant Professor, School of Management, NJIT. His research interests are Markets and Market Failures.

Education:
BA, Yale University; Ph.D., Princeton University

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-5305
E-Mail: ehrlich@adm.njit.edu

Laurence Eisenberg

Associate Professor, School of Management, NJIT.

Education:
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 624-7263
E-Mail: larry.eisenberg@njit.edu

Shanthi Gopalakrishnan

Professor, School of Management, NJIT.

Education:
BA, Women's Christian College; MBA, Jamanalal Bajaj Institute and Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-3283
E-Mail: shanthi.gopalakrishnan@njit.edu

Kenneth Lawrence

Professor of Management and Marketing Science in School of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His professional employment includes over 20 years of technical management experience with AT&T as Director, Decision Support Systems and Marketing Demand Analysis, Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., Prudential Insurance, and the U. S. Army in forecasting, marketing planning and research, statistical analysis and operations research. He is a full member of the Graduate Doctoral Faculty of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the Department Supply Chain and Marketing Science. He is a Research Fellow in the Supply Chain Research Center of the Rutgers Business School. He is a member of the graduate faculty at NJIT in management, transportation, statistics and industrial engineering. He is an active participant in professional associations as the Decision Sciences Institute, Institute of Management Science, Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Statistical Association, and the Institute of Forecasters. He has conducted significant funded research projects in health care and transportation.

Research and Publications:
Dr. Lawrence is the editor of Advances in Business and Management Forecasting (Emerald Press; ISSN 1477-4070) and Applications of Management Science (Emerald Press; ISSN 0276-8976). He is, also, the Associate Editor for the following journals: (1) Statistical Computation and Simulation (Taylor & Francis); (2) Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; (3) International Journal of Strategic Decision Making (IGI Press). His research work has been cited over 400 times in 77 different journals, including: Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Marketing, Sloan Management Review, Management Science, Sloan Management Review, Technometrics, Applied Statistics, Interfaces, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics, and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has 276 publications in the areas of multi-criteria decision analysis, data mining, management science, statistics, and forecasting, and his articles have appeared in over 25 journals including: European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, Operational Research Quarterly, International Journal of Forecasting and Technometrics.

Awards and Honors:
Dr. Lawrence is the 1989 recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Award for significant accomplishments in the theory and applications of operations research. He was recognized in the February 1993 issues of the Journal of Marketing for his significant contribution in developing a method of guessing in the no data case, for diffusion of new products, for forecasting the timing and the magnitude of the peak in the adaption rate. Dr. Lawrence is a member of the honorary societies Alpha Iota Delta (Decision Sciences Institute) and Beta Gamma Sigma (Schools of Management). He is the recipient of the 2002 Bright Ideas Award in the New Jersey Policy Research Organization and the New Jersey Business and Industry Associates for his work in Auditing for his use of a Goal Programming Model to Improve the Efficiency of Audit Sampling.

Education:
B. S. University of Delaware, Newark; M. S. I. E., West Virginia University, Morgantown; M. S., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park; M. S., Rutgers University, New Brunswick; M. S. Rochester Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Manhattan College, Ed. D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-6425
E-mail: Lawrencekd@aol.com

Doctoral Committee Chairman: Supply Chain Management

  • Robert Stawicki - Ph.D. awarded May 1993 - Topic: Optimal Procedure for Minimizing the Over-Production of Concurrently Produced Heterogeneous Products (Supply Chain Management)
  • Richard Zeni - Ph.D. awarded September 2001 - Topic: Forecasting Domestic Airline Passengers (Supply Chain Management)
  • Tim Elkins (Co-chair), - Ph.D. awarded May 2003 - Topic: Multi Criteria DEA in Delivery Services (Supply Chain Management)
  • Dinesh Pai, Ph.D. awarded October 2009 - Topic: Determining the Efficacy of Mathematical Programming for Multi-Group Classifications(Supply Chain Management)

Publications in Supply Chain Management with Doctoral Students:
a. Robert Stawicki (Currently Industrial Consultant)

Refereed Publications:

  1. Stawicki, R. J., and Lawrence, K. D., Using Markov Chains to Identify Potential Large Donators, The Journal of Business Forecasting, 13, 2, 1994, 3-7.
  2. Lawrence, K., Lawrence, S., Jin, Z., and Stawicki, R., A Multiple Criteria Assignment Analysis of Data Processing Personnel to MIS Projects, Applications of Management Science: Networks, Volume IX, Jai Press/North Holland, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1995, 103-112.

Meetings and Proceedings:

  1. Stawicki, R., Lawrence, K., and Lawrence, S., Forecasting the level of gift giving to a university, Joint National Meeting of TIMS/ORSA, Boston, April 1994.
  2. Lawrence, K. D., Arantes, J., Reeves, G. R., and Stawicki, R., Forecasting multiple events: a multicriteria approach, Joint National Meeting TIMS/ORSA, Boston, April 1994.

b. Richard Zeni (Senior Vice President, Jet Blue)

Refereed Publications:

  1. Lawrence, K., and Zeni, R., Unconstrained Demand Data U.S. Airways, Revenue Management and Pricing, Thomson, London, 2004, 124-142.

Meetings and Proceedings:

  1. Lawrence, K. D., and Zeni, R., Predicting the level of domestic passengers at major U. S. airports, INFORMS National Meeting, Atlanta, November 1996.

c. Timothy Elkins (Currently Industrial Consultant)

Refereed Publications:

  1. Lawrence, K. D., and Elkins, T., Measuring Performance: A Multiple Criteria/Multiple Objective Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Advances in Mathematical Programming and Financial Planning, Jai Press/North Holland, New York, 2001, 6, 35-53.

Meetings and Proceedings:

  1. Lawrence, K. D., and Elkins, T. T., Multicriteria DEA with the Freight Services Business, A refereed paper in the 2000 Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, Atlantic City New Jersey, March, 2000, pages 242-243
  2. Elkins, T. T., Lawrence, k. D., A combined multiple criteria multiple objective data envelopment analysis model extension, 2001 Proceedings, Northeast Decision Science Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2001, pages 194-196.
  3. Elkins, T., and Lawrence, K. D., Joining Data Envelopment Analysis with Forecasting, An Invited Paper, National INFORMS Meeting, Miami Beach, November 2000.

d. Dinesh Pai (Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University) 

Refereed Publications:

  1. Lawrence, K. D., Pai, D., Klimberg, R., Kudyba, S., and Lawrence, S. M., A Segmented Forecasting Model for New Product Planning, in Data Mining: Methods and Applications, Taylor and Francis, 2007, 295-304.
  2. Lawrence, K. D., Pai, D. R., Klimberg, R., and Lawrence, S. M., Understanding Donor Behavior: An Empirical Study of Statistical Non-Parametric Methods in Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Volume 5, Emerald Publications/Jai Press, London, 2008, 281-291.
  3. Lawrence, K. D., Lawrence, S. M., and Pai, D. R., Forecasting New Adoptions: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Techniques of Parameter Estimation, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, 6, Emerald Publications/Jai Press, London, 2009, 81-92.

Meetings and Proceedings:

  1. Lawrence, K. D., Pai, D. R., Klimberg, R., Lawrence, and S. M., Multi-Criteria Decision Making in the Ethanol Production Problem: A Goal Programming Approach, Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Meeting, Brooklyn, New York, March 2008.
  2. Lawrence, K. D., Lawrence, S. M., and Pai, D. R., Forecasting New Adoptions: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Techniques of Parameter Estimation, Proceedings of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2008.
  3. Lawrence, K. D., Lawrence, S. M., Klimberg, R. K., and Pai, D. R., A Fuzzy Programming Approach to Financial Portfolio Models, Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Mohegan Sun, Connecticut, March 2009.

 

Annaleena Parhankangas

Associate Professor, School of Management, NJIT.

Education:
M.S. and Ph.D., Helsinki University of Technology.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-4281
E-Mail: annaleena.parhankangas@njit.edu

Hindy Schachter

Professor, School of Management, NJIT. Professor Schachter's teaching and research interests are: Organizational behavior, management history, especially the history of scientific management, public administration, managing diversity, legal and ethical issues.

Education:
B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-3251
FAX: (973) 596-3074
E-Mail: schachter@admin.njit.edu

Marguerite Schneider

Assistant Professor, School of Management, NJIT. Professor Schneider’s work has been published in Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Administration & Society, Journal of Management and Governance, Public Management Review, and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Her primary areas of research are corporate governance, institutional investment, organizational leadership, and public sector organizations. She has taught a wide variety of courses, reflecting her research interests. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Schneider worked in corporate strategic planning within the financial services industry and in program development within academic administration. She is a member of the Academy of Management and Board Member of the Eastern Academy of Management.

Education:
BS, MBA, New York University; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-3294
Office Fax: (973) 596-3074
Email: mschneid@adm.njit.edu

Mark Somers

Associate Professor and Dean, School of Management, NJIT. His teaching and research areas are: organizational behavior, and human resource management. Research in attachment and commitment processes in organizations; task and unit level technologies; occupational and organizational socialization.

Education:
B.S., Tulane University, MBA, Baruch College, Ph.D., City University of New York.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-3279
Office Fax: (973) 596-3074
E-Mail mjs6162@tesla.njit.edu

Aron S. Spencer

Assistant Professor, School of Management, NJIT.

Education:
B.A., Claremont McKenna College; Ph.D., University of California - Irvine.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-5634
Office Fax: (973) 596-3074
E-Mail aspencer@njit.edu

Ronald Sverdlove

Assistant Professor, School of Management, NJIT. Dr. Sverdlove's teaching and research areas are: Fixed Income Securities, Theoretical and Empirical Corporate Finance, and Credit Risk Modeling.

Education:
A.B., Princeton University; M.A., M.S., and Ph.D., Stanford University; MQF and Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Contact Information:
Office: (973) 596-8569
E-Mail: mathmus@alumni.princeton.edu