Operations and Information Management

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:

  • Production and Operations Management
  • Operations Research/Management Science
  • Statistics/Decision Analysis
  • Information Technology/Systems Management

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 V. Agrawal

Lapeyre Family Associate Professor; Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Professor Agrawal’s Bio

Volodymyr O. Babich


Professor Babich’s Bio

Michael Borbacs

Adjunct Professor, Chief Information Officer

Professor Borbac’s Bio

Shiliang (John) Cui

Associate Professor

Professor Cui’s Bio

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill


Professor Dillon-Merrill’s Bio

Ricardo Ernst

Baratta Chair in Global Business; Professor of Operations; Co-Director, Global Logistics Research Program; Director, Global Business Initiative

Professor Ernst’s Bio

Kasra Ferdows

Heisley Family Chair of Global Manufacturing

Professor Ferdow’s Bio

Greg Frazier

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Director of Finance

Professor Frazier’s Bio

Jose L. Guerrero

Associate Professor

Professor Guerrero’s Bio

Matthew Hoover

Adjunct Professor

Professor Hoover’s Bio

Harvey J. Iglarsh

Associate Professor

Professor Iglarsh’s Bio

Victor Richmond R. Jose

William and Karen Sonneborn Associate Professor

Professor Jose’s Bio

Dawson Kaaua

Assistant Professor

Professor Kaaua’s Bio

Sonia Kaestner

Adjunct Professor

Professor Kaestner’s Bio

Bharat K. Kaku

Teaching Professor

Professor Kaku’s Bio

Bardia Kamrad

Professor; Area Coordinator; Senior Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs

Professor Kamrad’s Bio

Amrita Kundu

Assistant Professor

Professor Kundu’s Bio

Gregory Lyon

Assistant Teaching Professor in Business Analytics

Professor Lyon’s Bio

Bonnie R. Montano

Teaching Professor

Professor Montano’s Bio

Emisa Nategh

Assistant Teaching Professor in Operations and Analytics

Professor Nategh’s Bio

Keith Ord

Professor Emeritus

Professor Ord’s Bio

Aleksandr Y.M. Ontman

Adjunct Professor

Professor Ontman’s Bio

Christopher Parker

Adjunct Professor, Capstone Adviser- SCS MPS Sports Industry Management 

Professor Parker’s Bio

Erjona Prifti

Adjunct Professor, Chief Financial Officer

Professor Prifti’s Bio

Michael Rossetti

Adjunct Professor

Professor Rossetti’s Bio

Betsy Page Sigman

Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus

Professor Sigman’s Bio

Jonathan Stroud

Associate Professor; Stallkamp Faculty Fellow

Professor Stroud’s Bio

Sezer Ulku

Associate Professor

Professor Ulku’s Bio

Canan Ulu

Associate Professor

Professor Ulu’s Bio

Safak Yucel

Assistant Professor

Professor Yucel’s Bio

News from Operations and Information Management

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How The Turmoil With TikTok Could Change The Course Of Big Tech

September 18th, 2020

While TikTok’s announcement is a big story, Betsy Sigman, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, points out that it’s far from a done deal. Partnering with Oracle makes some sense, since Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is one of the only Silicon Valley tech leaders to vocally support Trump. “This could also help position Oracle well for the ongoing period of trade wars between China and the US, and expand into cloud operations and advertising,” Betsy adds.