Quantitative Studies/Ops Management Faculty

Kishore Kumar Pochampally - Dept. Chair, Associate Professor


Dr. Kishore Kumar Pochampally joined SNHU in 2005 as an assistant professor. Pochampally received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India. He has prior academic experience is as a Post-doctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. He holds graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D) in Industrial Engineering (Research focus: Operations and Supply Chain Management) from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Kishore's research interests are in the areas of Supply Chain Design, Six-Sigma Quality Management, Quantitative Decision-making, and Reverse Logistics. He has authored several technical papers for international journals and conference proceedings, and his research work has been cited in technical papers worldwide by other researchers. He has published a book (with Taylor and Francis) titled, ''Strategic Planning Models for Reverse and Closed-loop Supply Chains.''

He was awarded the Best Paper Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2004 and the Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work, Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing, Northeastern University in 2003.

Tej Dhakar - Professor

Tej S. Dhakar, Ph.D.

Tej is a professor in the Quantitative Studies, Operations and Project Management (QSOPM) department at the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). He teaches the advanced quantitative methods classes in the Ph.D. program and has assisted with many Ph.D. students in their dissertation research.

Before arriving in the USA, Tej taught MBA students at the Institute of Management Technology and the University of Delhi. His business experience includes managing printing operations at the Times of India and the Tata Press Limited for nine years.

Tej received his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Master in Business Administration from the University of Delhi, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science from the University of Alabama. He has also been certified as Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.

While at the University of Alabama, Tej was selected for the Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award and the Excellence in Research by the University. He was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Business. He is a life member of the Production and Operations Management Society and a member of the Project Management Institute and the Decision Sciences Institute. He is also serving as the Secretary of the India Association of New Hampshire.

Tej’s current research interests include sales forecasting, multiple level lot sizing, anomalies in the behavior of the stock market, and mixed model assembly line sequencing. His research has been published in many international journals including Computers and Operations Research, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Journal of Applied Economics, International Finance Review. Communications in Statistics, Benchmarking, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, and Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers.

William Gillett - Dean of School of Business


William Gillett, J.D., came to SNHU in 2010 after spending the first 25 years of his career in international business and the law. Immediately prior to joining SNHU, Gillett served as president of RiverStone Resources, an international insurance and reinsurance organization specializing in the management of large, long-tail liabilities, where he was responsible for its overall strategic direction and new business acquisitions. Gillett brings a wealth of business and international partnerships, many formed as managing director for RiverStone’s European division.

Gillett holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Gillett is also an active participant in New Hampshire's business and philanthropic communities including New Hampshire Public Radio, the International Institute of New England, the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire Writers' Project.