Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the College of Business, Pacific University. He earned his Ph.D. in Operations & Business Analytics and his Master of Science in Decision Sciences from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.
Hossein’s research interests fall broadly in supply chain management and data analytics with applications in sustainability and healthcare. In his research projects, he investigates how buyers can engage suppliers to be more socially and environmentally responsible. Further, Hossein recently studies the challenges and disruptions that COVID-19 imposes on business operations and society. He received the “Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper” award from the Decision Sciences Institute & the “Junior Faculty Award” from the Western Decision Sciences Institute.
Hossein has taught Operations Management, Business Analytics, and Supply Chain Management. As a sole instructor, he received three teaching awards, two at the college-level (Robin & Roger Best Teaching Award) and the other at the university-level (Kimble Teaching Award) at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon.
Prior to his Ph.D. program, Hossein worked as a senior industrial consultant in Pars Consultants Group and taught executive programs in private institutions and colleges. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Sharif University and a B.S in Industrial Engineering.