Manoj K. Malhotra, PhD
Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management
Manoj K. Malhotra, PhD, is the dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management at the Weatherhead School of Management. Previously, he was the senior associate dean of graduate programs, Jeff B. Bates Professor, and chair of the Management Science Department at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia. He also served from 2005 to 2017 as the founding director of the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management (GSCPM) at the Moore School.
Malhotra earned an engineering undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, in 1983, and a PhD in operations management from The Ohio State University in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the American Production and Inventory Management Society (APICS). He has conducted seminars and consulted with firms such as Avaya, BMW, Continental, Cummins, Delta Air Lines, John Deere, Palmetto Health, Sonoco, Verizon, Walmart, and Westinghouse-Toshiba among others.
Apart from USC, Malhotra has also taught at the Terry School of Business, University of Georgia; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Austria; and the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Australia. His research has thematically focused on the deployment of flexible resources in manufacturing and service firms, operations and supply chain strategy, and on the interface between operations management and other functional areas of business. His work on these and related issues has been published in the leading refereed journals of the field such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Journal of Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management.
Malhotra has been recognized for his pedagogical and scholarly contributions through several teaching and discipline-wide research awards. He is the recipient of the Michael J. Mungo Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2006, the Carolina Trustee Professor Award in 2014, and the Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award in 2014 from USC. He has been the program chair for international conferences at both the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and also served as the president of POMS in 2017.