Meet the Dean

Dean Manoj Malhotra

Manoj K. Malhotra, an award-winning scholar of supply chain and operations management, began his tenure as Dean of Weatherhead School of Management on Sept. 1, 2017.

Malhotra, who also holds the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management chair, was previously senior associate dean of graduate programs and former longtime chair of the department of Management Science at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USC). Malhotra joined the faculty at the Moore School in 1990, after first earning his doctorate and two master’s degrees at The Ohio State University. He received his engineering bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

While on faculty at USC, Malhotra won multiple university awards for teaching, advising and research. In 2014 he won both the university’s Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award and the Carolina Trustee Professor Award. The latter is one of three awards given each year to faculty who demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence and a record of outstanding performance in research and in public-service activities. Malhotra has published or co-published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, two book chapters, and five editions of an operations management textbook. In 2011, his article entitled “Interorganizational System Usage and Supply Chain Integration: An Empirical Assessment,” won the best paper award from the Decision Science Journal. He was elected Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute in 2007, and currently serves as the President of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), a leading professional organization in the field.

Malhotra founded USC’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management and in 2016, Gartner Inc., ranked the undergraduate program seventh in the nation for supply chain offerings, and the graduate program 15th. In 2005, Malhotra launched USC’s Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management, and continued to direct its operations until coming to Weatherhead School of Management. The center attracted roughly $4 million in industry support for scholarships, faculty research and center operations, as well as an endowed chair in operations and supply chain management. The center’s current corporate partners include BMW, Carolina Healthcare Systems, Continental Tires, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Delta Airlines, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson & Johnson, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Siemens, and United Technologies, among others.

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