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Javad Paknejad

Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics


MPH, 1986, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; PHD, 1986, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; MBA, 1982, CUNY Baruch Coll; MBA, 1978, Univ Bridgeport; BS, 1975, Tehran Intl Schl


Dr. Paknejad received his M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees, specializing in management planning systems, from the City University of New York Graduate School. He also holds an M.B.A. in management information systems/operations research, an M.B.A. in production management, and a B.S. in insurance/economics.

Before joining the Hofstra faculty, Dr. Paknejad taught at Bernard M. Baruch College. Over the years, he has taught a wide spectrum of graduate and undergraduate courses in business policy, operations management, management science, information systems, statistics and Business Analytics.

Dr. Paknejad is the co-author of many articles published in the International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega (the international journal of management science), Zeitschrift Fur Operations Research (ZOR Methods & Models of Operations Research), Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal, International Journal of Project Management, International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, and other journals. He is also the co-author of a book chapter and numerous articles, including several award-winning and nominated finalist papers, published in various international, national, and regional refereed proceedings.

Dr. Paknejad has been an active member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and has presented numerous papers at various national and regional conferences. Dr. Paknejad's services to the professional community include: paper reviewer, paper discussant, session chair, topic table chair, track co-chair, student liaison, program committee member, nominating committee member and campus representative. He was the coordinator of Doctoral Student/New Faculty Consortia for the 1994 and 2003 NEDSI meetings, held the position of the vice president of proceedings of NEDSI for two years, and served as the editor for the 1997 and 1998 NEDSI proceedings. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of NEDSI for several terms. He held the position of Vice President of Promotional Activities for NEDSI for ten years from 2010 to November 2020.

Dr. Paknejad is the recipient of several teaching, research, and professional service awards and recognition.

Teaching Interests

Business Analytics

Research Interests

Inventory Systems, Quality Improvement

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