Quantitative Studies/Ops Management Faculty

Kishore Kumar Pochampally - Dept. Chair, Associate Professor

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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

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Dr. Tej  Dhakar is a professor and department chair of Quantitative Studies, Operations and Project Management. Prior to coming to SNHU in 1995, Dhakar ran the printing division of The Times of India, India's largest newspaper group, using his background as an engineer and developing skills in administration and human resources.

Dhakar received his Bachelor of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Master in Business Administration from the University of Delhi and his Doctor of Philosophy in management science with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Alabama. He received the Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award from University of Alabama in 1989 and the Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student Award in 1993.

Dhakar’s professional memberships include Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Production and Operations Management Society, Decision Sciences Institute, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

His community service activities include serving as secretary, president, and executive committee member of the Indian Association of New Hampshire.

Journal articles include, Akbar, Y., Dhakar, T., Elms, H. (2005). "Investigating the contribution of Foreign Direct Investment and Stock Exchange Development to Economic Development in East and Central Europe: A Preliminary Analysis." To appear in International Finance Review/Elsevier, 6(1), 8.

William Gillett - Dean of School of Business

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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.