2021 Annual Conference Award Winners

Special Recognition as Newest DSI Fellow
Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina 

Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award
Janet Hartley, Bowling Green State University

DSI Lifetime Distinguished Educator Award
Cliff Ragsdale
, Virginia Tech

Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award
Telesilla O. Kotsi, The Ohio State University
Resource Allocation Decisions of Nonprofit Organizations

Instructional Innovation Award
Natalie Simpson, State University New York at Buffalo
Vax Ensemble: Six Core OM Applications Drawn from the Covid Vaccination Effort

Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper – two award recipients
Nagesh Murthy, University of Oregon
Haikady Nagaraja, The Ohio State University
Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji, Pacific University
Managing Concurrency in Projects under Stochastic Environments: Understanding Vaccine
Development for Pandemics
Miao Bai, University of Connecticut
Ying Cui, University of Minnesota
Guangwen Kong, Temple University
Anthony Zhenhuan Zhang, University of Minnesota
No Panic in Pandemic: The Impact of Individual Choice on Public Health Policy and Vaccine

Best Theory-driven Empirical Research Paper
Catherine Helmuth, Central Michigan University
Brian Connelly, Auburn University
David Ketchen, Auburn University
Christopher Craighead, University of Tennessee
Kang Lee, Auburn University
Sebastien Vendette, Central Michigan University
Driving or Deterring Pre-Recall Consumer Harm? An Examination of Institutional Investor

Best Inter-Disciplinary Paper
Seokjun Youn, University of Arizona
Gregory Heim, Texas A&M University
Does Underuse Variation in Test-Ordering Practice Relate to Higher Care-Delivery Cost?

Best Student Paper
Shu Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Pan Zou, Georgia Institute of Technology
Xuejian Gong, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mulang Song, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jianyuan Peng, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Jianxin Jiao, Georgia Institute of Technology
Artificial Intelligence-based Visual Defect Detection for Part Surface Inspection

Doctoral Research Showcase Award
Honorable Mention
RJ Niewoehner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Traffic, Shots, and Coarse Signals: The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic
on Healthcare Clinic Outcomes
Fan Zou, University of South Carolina
Delegation with Technology Migration: An Empirical Analysis of
Mobile Virtual Network Operators

Emerging Markets Showcase Award
Honorable Mention
Nitin Jain, IIM Udaipur
School Dropouts in Rural India: Key Household Characteristics and
Tipping Points from a Survival Analysis Perspective
Shailly Chaurasia, IIM Kozhikode
Is Localization Better than Globalization? Evidence from the
Nutraceuticals for Indian Malnourished Children

DSI Regional Best Paper Award
Felix Bergmann, ETH Zurich
Fabian Alber, ETH Zurich
Stephan Wagner, ETH Zurich
The Impact of a Delivery and Return Service on E-Commerce Customers’ Purchase Decisions
Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award
Tao Zhang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Gang Li, Xi’an Jiaotong University
T.C. Edwin Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stephen Shum, City University of Hong Kong
Consumer Inter-Product Showrooming and Information Service Provision
in an Omni-Channel Supply Chain

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Best Research Paper Award
Tiffany Bayley, University of Western Ontario
David Wheatley, Wilfrid Laurier University
Ada Hurst, University of Waterloo
Assessing a Novel Problem-based Learning Approach with
Game Elements in a Business Analytics Course

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Best Teaching Brief Award
Ju Myung Song, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Arim Park, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Yao Zhao, Rutgers Business School
The Hunger Chain: A Competitive Simulation for Teaching Supply Chain Management

Decision Sciences Journal Best Reviewer Award
Christopher Zobel, Virginia TechDecision Sciences Journal Best Department Editor Award
Nicholas Petruzzi, The Pennsylvania State UniversityDecision Sciences Journal Best Associate Editor Award
Jason Miller, Michigan State UniversityDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Best Reviewer Award
John K. Visich, Bryant UniversityDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Best Reviewer Award
David Albritton, Northern Arizona UniversityDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Best Associate Editor Award
Peter Mykytyn, Southern Illinois UniversityCongratulations to All!