McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Operations and Information Management

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The OPIM Area develops thought leadership to solve emerging, impactful, and applied issues in business analytics, risk and decision analysis, and global operations. Students learn to master these areas, as well as how to use information systems and technologies to support these activities.

At the McDonough School of Business, the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Area combines four related science-based disciplines:

The area’s expertise and future growth opportunities are broadly classified into global operations, risk management, and business analytics. These opportunities represent both proven research interests for OPIM faculty and programmatic potential for research and teaching at all levels of business pedagogy.

The mission of the OPIM Area is to contribute to fundamental research disseminated in outlets that have the highest impact. To provide superior and transformational education at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Executive levels: in global operations, risk management, business analytics, decision processes, and the use of information systems and technologies that support these activities. To excel in our curricular and professional development objectives in a manner consistent with our traditions and values system.


Meet our Operations and Information Management faculty.

Vishal Agrawal

Lapeyre Family & Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor and Academic Director, Sustainable Business Initiative

Volodymyr Babich


Michael Borbacs

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Shiliang Cui

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Robin Dillon-Merrill

Professor and Area Coordinator for Operations and Information Management in the MSB

Ricardo Ernst

Baratta Chair in Global Business and Executive Director, Latin American Leadership Program
Co-Director, Global Logistics Research Program

Kasra Ferdows

Heisley Family Chair of Global Manufacturing
Professor of Operations and Information Management

Greg Frazier

Director of Planning and Budget
Adjunct Professor

Ruoran Gao

Associate Professor

Jose Guerrero

Associate Professor

Harvey Iglarsh

Associate Professor

Victor Jose

William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professorships

Dawson Kaaua

Assistant Professor

Sonia Kaestner

Academic Advisor

Bardia Kamrad

Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs, and Academic Director for the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program
Professor of Operations and Information Management (OPIM)

Amrita Kundu

Assistant Professor

Gregory Lyon

Assistant Teaching Professor in Business Analytics
Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

Ho-Yin Mak

Associate Professor

Bonnie Montano

Teaching Professor and Co-Academic Director, Reach Program

Emisa Nategh

Assistant Teaching Professor in Operations and Analytics

Aleksandr Ontman

Adjunct Professor

Keith Ord

Emeritus Faculty

Erjona Prifti

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Abby Rael

Visiting Assistant Professor

Michael Rossetti

Adjunct Professor

Jonathan Stroud

Associate Professor

Sezer Ulku

Associate Professor and Academic Director of the MBA Global Business Experience (GBE)

Canan Ulu

Associate Professor

Qiuping Yu

Associate Professor

Safak Yucel

Assistant Professor

Babak Zafari

Associate Professor of the Practice

News from Operations and Information Management

More Operations and Information Management Faculty News
Vishal Agrawal named Henry J. Blommer Family Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business

News Story

Family of Henry J. Blommer (C’26) Donates $3M to Support Sustainable Business Education

The extended family of Henry J. Blommer (C’26) is honoring his memory by establishing the Henry J. Blommer Family Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business at the McDonough School of Business.

October 6, 2021

Angled picture of Georgetown building, Healy Hall

News Story

Undergraduate Program Virtually Celebrates Graduates in Awards Ceremony

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business recognized students graduating from the Undergraduate Program on Saturday, May 22, during the school’s annual Tropaia. Watch the virtual ceremony. View…

May 24, 2021

iStock Image of lab technician and covid test

COVID-19, News Story

Office Hours: Shiliang (John) Cui Explores How COVID-19 Testing Can Be Incentivized

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, testing facilities are experiencing longer wait times, which may be discouraging individuals from getting tested. In his recent paper, Design of…

November 17, 2020