Joseph Sarkis

Management Engineering
BS Civil Engineering SUNY at Buffalo
MBA Management SUNY at Buffalo
PhD Management Sciences SUNY at Buffalo
Expert Bio

Joseph Sarkis is a Professor of Management in Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Business School. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of environmental sustainability, operations, and supply chain management. He is the author or co-author of over 450 publications. His research is widely cited and has also been noted as the most productive researcher in the field of supply chain management from the years 1995-2015. He can speak about WPI's signature project-based learning and how it's providing valuable experiences in The Business School's academic programs. Professor Sarkis has provided interviews to multiple media outlets on supply chain concerns and effects of the United Auto Workers strike against the ‘Big Three’ U.S. automakers, and federal efforts to strengthen domestic supply chains. In 2022, Sarkis testified in a hearing at the Massachusetts State House on a new bill that seeks to develop blockchain applications and a state workforce around them. He was also interviewed by Newsy for advice on how to deal with the stress of holiday shopping during the pandemic supply chain crisis.

Supply Chain Management Review
Project-Based Learning Moves the Classroom Into the Real World

Project-based learning is a hallmark of education at WPI. The approach is creating valuable experiences for students in many fields. One example is WPI’s master’s in Operations & Supply Chain Analytics program. In this article in Supply Chain Management Review, Joseph Sarkis, professor of management in The Business School, explains how students in the program apply theory and practice. 

From Institutions to AI: The Blockchain Trends Emerging for 2024

Some of our experts on blockchain offer a glimpse at the future in this Techopedia article. The Business School professors Sara Saberi and Joseph Sarkis explain how they see the decentralized database technology having new applications in supply chain management. 

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