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Affiliated Department or Office
Management Engineering
BS Civil Engineering SUNY at Buffalo
MBA Management SUNY at Buffalo
PhD Management Sciences SUNY at Buffalo

Joseph Sarkis is a Professor of Management within Worcester Polytechnic Institute's 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 500 publications. His research is widely cited and earned the designation of highly cited researcher for seven years from 2016-2022 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, Logistics, Transportation, 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). He has served as a visiting International Scholar for a number of years at Hanken School of Economics' HUMLOG Institute. He is also the current holder of The Chaire d'excellence TEC-LOGd (Transport, Technology, Circular Economy and Sustainable Supply Chains) at the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France - UPHF.


Professional Highlights & Honors
Greening of Industry Network, International Coordination Team, 2008 - present
IEEE Engineering Management Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2017 - present
Greening of Industry Networks Studies, Springer Book Series Editor, 2012 - present
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Departmental Editor (Models and Methodologies; Sustainability), 2006 - 2018,
Highly Cited Researcher, Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), 2016 - 2022
Industrial Ecology Fellow, AT&T, 2008
Associate Editor - Resources, Conservation, and Recycling (Sustainable Supply Chains and Circular Economy) - 2017-Present
Sea-Sky Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, 2014
Management Research Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2006-2016
State House News Service
Blockchain backers see potential for flagship industry

The Business School Professor Joe Sarkis spoke with the State House News Service after he testified in a Beacon Hill hearing on a bill about blockchain and workforce development in Massachusetts. Sarkis told State House News how blockchain technology can be used for social good, to support sustainability goals, and transform supply chains.

Coping with the Stress of Black Friday Shopping

WPI Business School Professor Joe Sarkis was interviewed for a Newsy article. The report highlighted how problems with the supply chain could impact finding the perfect gift this year. Sarkis says “it's all about being flexible this holiday season”

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Affordable and Clean Energy Goal

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption and Production Goal

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 13: Climate Action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate Action Goal

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Partnerships for the Goals