Jennifer A Pazour, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research develops and uses mathematical models to guide decision making for supply chain and logistics challenges. Her research has made contributions to military logistics, distribution and transportation systems, healthcare logistics, on-demand supply chains, and peer-to-peer resource sharing systems. Her research has been funded through a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) grant (2018), a Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award (2018), a National Academies of Science Gulf Research Program Early-Career Fellowship (2016), a Research Startup Grant from the Material Handling Institute (2014), a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (2013). As a graduate student, she was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Project from the National Science Foundation (2010), and national fellowships from Tau Beta Pi (2006), the Institute of Industrial Engineers (2005, 2007, 2009), and the Material Handling Education Foundation (2007 – 2010). She is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
She is passionate about the field of industrial and systems engineering to address complex challenges and her students, which shows in her teaching. She has been awarded the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Logistics and Supply Chain Division Teaching Award and the 2019 Rensselaer Alumni Association Teaching Award. She teaches courses on Supply Chain Design, Facility Logistics, and Operations Research Methods, and is involved in a number of programs to encourage youth to pursue engineering and supply chain professions.
She serves on the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) (2020-current), Board of Directors and Communications Chair for the Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) division at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (2019-current), the Vice Chair for the Facility Logistics group under the Transportation Science and Logistics Community at INFORMS (2019-current), the INFORMS Professional Recognition Committee, 2019 (member); 2020 (chair), and the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) Board of Directors (2016-2018).
She proudly holds three degrees in Industrial Engineering (a B.S. from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas). Previously, Jen served on the faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida.
She believes the world needs more industrial and systems engineers, who can think systematically and analytically about complex important problems. Check out her video https://youtu.be/f6Ps5SyimMg to find out more.
Jen is always looking for challenging supply chain and logistics problems to motivate her research and incorporate into her classes. If you have some, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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