Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability

Organizers: Priyank Arora (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Sining Song (University of Tennessee)

 Session 1

Theme: Social Sustainability Through Decision Sciences Lens 

Description: This workshop will include discussions on how operational decisions can help enhance social impact. The conversations will focus on complex challenges and new opportunities within nonprofit operations, social/humanitarian enterprises, refugee camps, and labor rights and working conditions, among others.

Moderator: Dr. Priyank Arora (UMass Amherst)

Guest Speakers: Dr. Alfonso Pedraza Martinez (Indiana U) and Dr. Veronica Villena Martinez (Penn State)

Panelists: Dr. Alfonso Pedraza Martinez (Indiana U), Dr. Priyank Arora (UMass Amherst), Dr. Sining Song (U of Tennessee), and Dr. Veronica Villena Martinez (Arizona State)


Session 2

Theme: Environmental Sustainability Through Decision Sciences Lens  

Description: This workshop features research presentations and panel discussion on how environmental sustainability drives and impacts supply chain and operations management decisions and performances. Challenges and new opportunities will be discussed for scholars interested in this area of research.

Moderator: Dr. Sining Song (U of Tennessee)

Guest Presenters: Dr. Suvrat Dhanorkar (Penn State) and Dr. Gokce Esenduran (Purdue)

Panelists: Dr. Gokce Esenduran (Purdue), Dr. Priyank Arora (UMass Amherst), Dr. Suvrat Dhanorkar (Penn State), and Dr. Sining Song (U of Tennessee)