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About Arda Yenipazarli

Arda Yenipazarli is Associate Professor of Operations Management at the College of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Warrington College of Business at University of Florida and joined Georgia Southern University in August 2012.

Yenipazarli’s research interests include green supply chain management, sustainable technologies, production planning and inventory control, and applications of game theory for sustainable production and distribution systems. His research investigates the profitability and efficiency of green operations launched in order to comply with environmental legislations and/or translate corporate sustainability liabilities into profits. His research also has implications for policy makers concerned with designing efficient environmental legislations. Yenipazarli has recently published papers in European Journal of Operational ResearchInternational Journal of Production EconomicsInternational Journal of Production ResearchOperations Research Letters and Annals of Operations Research. He earned the 2016 Gary M. Davis Excellence in Research Award for his research activities at Georgia Southern University, and is the recipient of the 2017 ENRE (INFORMS Subdivision on Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment) Young Researcher Prize.

Yenipazarli teaches the core Operations Management and Business Statistics courses at Georgia Southern University, in addition to the MBA Operations course on Statesboro campus. Prior to teaching at Georgia Southern University, he taught Operations Management and Business Systems courses at University of Florida. Yenipazarli’s teaching interests include operations management, production and service operations economics, new product development and innovation, sustainable operations, and international operations and logistics.

Yenipazarli serves as an ad-hoc referee for Decision Sciences JournalIIE TransactionsEuropean Journal of Operational ResearchTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Naval Research LogisticsInternational Journal of Production EconomicsOmega, The International Journal of Management ScienceInternational Journal of Production Research, and Journal of Cleaner Production. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), The Section on Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENRE), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society (MSOM), and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). He served as the treasurer of Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) of INFORMS between 2014 and 2016, and in the INFORMS Student Affairs Committee between 2015 and 2016.


2017 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Business, College of
2017 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of
2012 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, College of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • High Honor Success Scholarship, Sabanci University (2002-2007)
  • Certificate of High Honor, Sabanci University (2003-2007)
  • Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida (2007-2012)
  • DSI, Doctoral Student Consortium participant (2011)
  • POMS, Emerging Scholars Program participant (2013)
  • INFORMS, Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium participant (2013)
  • INFORMS, New Faculty Colloquium participant (2014)
  • Summer Research Grant, Georgia Southern University (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Gary M. Davis Excellence in Research Award, Georgia Southern University (2016)
  • Young Researcher Prize, Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment Section (ENRE) of INFORMS (2017)


  • Operations Management (MGNT 3430)
  • Applied Stats & Optimization (BUSA 3132)
  • Production Planning (MGNT 9662)
  • Management of Operations for Competitive Advantage (MGNT 7430)
  • Managerial Operations Analysis II (QMB 4702)
  • Business System I (ISM 3254)


2012 Ph.D. in Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Florida
2007 B.S. in Manufacturing Systems and Industrial Engineering, Sabanci University

Contact Information

PO Box 8036
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 479-8010
Office: COBA 2224


Refereed Journal Publications (11)

Book Chapters (3)

Conference and Workshop Presentations (17)