Sadan Kulturel‐Konak is a professor of Management Information Systems and the director of the Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) Center at Penn State Berks. She received her Ph.D.in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Auburn University. Dr. Kulturel-Konak has been teaching a variety of courses in Project Management, New Venture Creation, Statistics, etc. She engages her students in research and mission projects in the US and overseas as well. Her scholarly research interests are in i) modeling and optimization of complex systems and robustness under uncertainty with applications to facility layout, reliability, and scheduling, ii) student professional skill development and assessment. She has been a principal investigator in sponsored projects from National Science Foundation (NSF) and VentureWell. She is currently an academic member elected to the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE). Previously, she served as the president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Forum on Women in Operations Research and Management Science (WORMS), chair of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Mid Atlantic Section, and chair of the Facility Logistics Special Interest Group of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL). firstname.lastname@example.org.
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