Joseph Sarkis is a Professor of Management within Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Foisie Business School. He previously served as a faculty member at Clark University and the University of Texas at Arlington. 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 earned the designation of highly cited researcher for five years from 2016-2020 from Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics (Web-of-Science). He has also been noted as the most productive researcher in the field of supply chain management from the years 1995-2015. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE's Engineering Management Review and Associate Editor of Sustainable Supply Chains for Resources, Conservation and Recycling along with serving on the editorial board of a number of leading scholarly journals in Sustainability, Operations, Supply Chain, and Technology Management. He is also Co-Editor of the Greening of Industry Networks Studies Springer-Nature Book Series. He has served as a visiting scholar in universities throughout the world. He is an international program coordinator for the Greening of Industry Networks; along with being a Co-Chair of the Circular Economy Working Group of the Future Earth Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Knowledge Action Network (KAN).
Professional Highlights & Honors
Professor Joseph Sarkis, Foisie Business School, was quoted in an article by the New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) on WPI’s signature project-based curriculum, the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP). A group of WPI juniors teamed up to complete an IQP involving sixth-grade curriculum at the NEIA, which served as project sponsor. “The WPI IQPs serve many purposes and were designed as such. We seek to allow the students leeway in the paths they wish to link theory and practice. As advisors, we may provide general guidance, but students need to plan the project and execute it,” Sarkis said.
Professor Joseph Sarkis, Foisie Business School, had his op-ed,“Inclusion of ‘circular economy’ in Green New Deal Could Support Economic Transformation,” published in the Telegram & Gazette’s As I See It column.