Global Supply Chain Management Faculty

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Rider University’s Global Supply Chain Management program features full-time faculty members from a variety of academic disciplines, reflecting the broad and interdisciplinary aspects of supply chain management. Additionally, a number of adjunct faculty members with years of professional experience in supply chain management teach selected courses. Their combined expertise exposes our students to both the real-world and theoretical components of this specialization/

Headshot of Lauren Eder
Sweigart Hall 371

Dr. Lauren Eder is a professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management. She holds a Ph.D. and MBA from Drexel University and a BS from Boston University. Dr. Eder teaches graduate and undergraduate business courses including information systems for supply chain management, data mining, electronic commerce, and management information systems, as well as the EMBA international seminar and other international business study tour courses.

Headshot of Cengiz Haksever
Sweigart Hall 359

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1983, University of Texas, Austin, Operations Research
  • Master of Science, 1977, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration, 1977, Texas A&M, Management
  • Bachelor’s of Science, 1971, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Industrial Engineering


Headshot of Linguo Gong
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 318

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1991, University of Texas, Austin
  • Master of Science, 1984, Tsinghua Universit, Beijing China
  • Bachelor’s of Science, 1982, Tsinghua University, Beijing China

Refereed Articles

  • Meric, I., Ding, J., Gong, L., & Meric, G. (2014). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of Japanese and Australian Manufacturing Firms.  Journal of International Finance and Economics, 14 (1), 152-.
Headshot of Tan Miller
Professor; Director, Global Supply Chain Management Program
Sweigart Hall 377

Background Information

  • Ph.D. The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Science
  • M.B.A. The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.A. The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Regional Science
  • B.A. Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Refereed Articles

  • Miller, T. C. & Liberatore, M. J. (2016). Outbound Logistics Performance and Profitability: A Taxonomy of Manufacturing and Service Organizations.  Business and Economics Journal, 7 (2).
Headshot of Cynthia Newman
Sweigart Hall 337

Areas of Expertise

Positioning; strategic market planning; marketing of higher education institutions; marketing research

Research Interests

Scholarship of teaching and learning; planning and positioning in the nonprofit sector

Teaching Interests

Strategic market planning; principles of marketing; introduction to business; international marketing; marketing analysis and decision making

Headshot of Chirag Surti
Assistant Professor
Sweigart Hall 357

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. McMaster University, Management Science, 2009
  • M.Sc. SUNY Buffalo, Industrial Engineering, 2003
  • B.E. Mumbai University, Production Engineering, 2001


  • Decision Science Institute, 2009-2017
  • Production Operations Management, 2009-2017
  • INFORMS, 2009-2016

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

Robert Murray
Chairman, REM Associates of Princeton, Inc
Emmanuel Peters
Director, Worldwide Transportation Process and Technology, Johnson & Johnson
Headshot of Larry Smith
Director, Graduate Business Programs and retired Vice President Global Supply Chain, Becton Dickinson (BD)
Headshot of Rob D’Avanzo
Global Supply Chain Lecturer, and retired Managing Director – Communications, Media & Technology and Supply Chain Practice, Accenture
Headshot of Dawn Ratushewitz
Business Management Consultant - Life Sciences and Supply Chain Operations