Jennifer A Pazour, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests involve developing and using analytical models to guide decision making to address 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 National Academies of Science Gulf Research Program Early-Career Fellowship (2016), a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (2013), 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. She teaches courses on Operations Research, Supply Chain Design, and Facility Logistics, and is involved in a number of programs to encourage youth to pursue engineering and supply chain professions.
Previously, Jen served on the faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida. 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).
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