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Faculty Spotlight: Rupak Rauniar

Rupak Rauniar

Associate Professor of Quantitative Management Science

Phone: 832-842-3052

Brazos Hall 314 (Sugar Land)

Rupak Rauniar

Dr. Rupak Rauniar received his PhD in manufacturing management and engineering, and an MBA in strategic management from the University of Toledo in Ohio. He also holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from Birla Institute of Technology in India.

Prior to joining the faculty in the School of Business at UHV in 2010, Dr. Rauniar taught various business courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston. His research interests are primarily in e-commerce and information systems, new product development and project management, and knowledge integration. His significant research publications have appeared in the Decision Sciences Journal,Journal of Business and Behavioral Science,Journal of e-commerce Research, International Journal of Electronic Business, International Journal of Operations and Production Management,International Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Information and Knowledge Management.

Dr. Rauniar was the recipient of 2013 UHV Research and Scholarly Award. He was also recognized with Saint Edith Stein Excellence in Research Award in 2010 from the University of St. Thomas and a Best Paper Award in e-commerce at Decision Sciences Annual Conference in 2009. He has also been a certified project management professional member (PMP) since 2002.

In recognition of his scholarly achievements, Dr. Rauniar received the 2013 Partnership Professor Award from the School of Business Administration, UHV.

Academic Background

  • PhD - University of Toledo, Manufacturing Management and Engineering, 2005
  • MBA - University of Toledo, Strategic Management, 1998

Courses Taught at UHV

  • HCAD 4355 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 3306 - Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 4325 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 4335 - Project Management
  • MGMT 4337 - Global Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 6354 - Leadership and Organizational Change
  • MGMT 6355 - Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages
  • MGMT 6367 - International Operations Management
  • MGMT 6386 - Purchasing and Supply Management

Honors and Achievements

  • 2011: Received plaque for recognition of service to the organization; press-coverage: Indo-American News (monthly news paper of South Asian Community in Houston), Oct 2011 - Nepalese Association of Houston