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Vijay Kannan

Vijay Kannan

Executive Director of International Programs, Professor
Departments: Management
Programs: Global Learning Experiences
Location:  Business 412
Office Phone:  435.797.7212
Fax:  435.797.1091


Ph. D., Production & Operations Management, Michigan State University
Minor: Information Systems, Statistics

MBA, Finance, Decision Science, Indiana University
BS, Management Sciences, London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, U.K

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Vijay R. Kannan is Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director of International Programs in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University. Professor Kannan received his BSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, MBA from Indiana University, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Utah State University, Professor Kannan served on the faculty of the College of Business, James Madison University and as an instructor in the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. He has been a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam, and University of Science and Technology, Lille, France. In addition to his teaching experience, he has worked for the Greater London Council (UK), the Office of the Dean of Academic Computing, Indiana University, and as an examiner for the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.

Professor Kannan teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in operations and supply chain management. He has also developed undergraduate and graduate international study programs that have taken students to several countries in Asia and Eastern Europe. He has published more than thirty articles on topics including supply chain management, cellular manufacturing, and manufacturing strategy in journals including Decision Sciences, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Academy of Management Journal of Learning and Education. Professor Kannan is also the editor of two books on International Business and Strategic Management. He is the recipient of several research awards including the Huntsman School of Business Researcher of the Year and Department of Management Researcher of the Year.

Professor Kannan has held several leadership positions with the Decision Sciences Institute, both within its national (DSI) and regional (Western and Southeast DSI) organizations. He has twice served as a Vice President of DSI and is a Past President of Western DSI. He is currently the editor of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal, and an Associate Editor for the Institute for Supply Management’s Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Research Area(s)

Supply chain and quality management and cellular manufacturing.

Name Title Phone Location Email
Albrecht, Chad Associate Professor of Management & Associate Academic Director of the MBA Program (435) 797-2365 Business 416
Alder, Suzette Business Assistant II 435.797.1789 Business 415
Allen, Daniel Executive-in-Residence/Lecturer 435.613.5245 UMC 5035
Allred, Liz Program Director of Global Learning Experiences 435.797.7621 Business 309
Allred, Scott Lecturer 435.919.1281 UMC 5035
Anderson, Douglas D. Dean & Professor of Management 435.797.2376 Business 511
Arrington, Christine Senior Lecture 435.797.2338 Business 306A
Bartkus, Ken Professor 435.797.3891 Business 302A
Bone, Sterling Assistant Professor 435.797.9631 Business 302B
Brocato, Deanne Assistant Professor 435.797.7388 Business 306A
Brough, Aaron R. Assistant Professor 435.797.1658 Business 302
Brown-Bankhead, Lindi MBA Program Coordinator & Advisor 435.797.2360 Business 108
Callister, Ronda R. Professor of Management 435.797.1905 Business 408
Champlin, Natalee Administrator of the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship 435.797.1107 Business 309M
Cook, Alison Associate Professor 435.797.7654 Business 404
Davis, James Department Head, Faculty Chair and Director of the MBA Program, and Professor 435.797.3882 Business 411
Ferguson, John Lead Faculty Fellow 435.797.0997 Business 702
Ferguson, Merideth Assistant Professor 435.797.3982 Business 410
Gardner, Tim Associate Professor 435.797.3037 Business 405
Gibson , Cynthia Lecturer in Business Management, Box Elder County Economic Development Liaison 435.919.1306 UMC 5035
Glauser, Michael Clinical Professor of Management, Executive Director of the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship 435.797.8215 Business 309M
Hammond, Scott Clinical Professor 435.711.1702 CB 114G Roosevelt
Hanks, Steven Associate Professor and Director of Distance Education, Accreditation and Assessment 435.797.2373 Business 414
Herrmann, David Executive-In-Residence 435.797.2287 Business 402
Hinckley, Martin Adjunct Professor 435.734.9584
Holland, Daniel Associate Professor, Huntsman Scholar Lead Faculty Fellow 435.797.3132 Business 418
Kannan, Vijay Executive Director of International Programs, Professor 435.797.7212 Business 412
Lee, Konrad Associate Professor 435.797.5090 Business 406
Leftwich, Steve MBA Career Program Manager 435.797.8916 Business 310
Li, Kunpeng Assistant Professor 435.797.7386 Business 419
McConkie, Katherine Associate MBA Director & Advisor 435.797.1773 Business 108
McEvoy, Glenn Professor 435.797.2375 Business 403
Olson, Jacob Adjunct Faculty 435-512-8141
Pond, Julie Program Coordinator 435.797.9063 Business 101
Ray, Kristal R. Assistant Professor 435.283.7650 Ephraim Campus - HiTec 142
Robins, Dawsey Staff Assistant MBA: 435.797.3624 / Management: 435.797.4062 MBA: BUS 108 / Management: BUS 415
Schulz, Eric Senior Lecturer 435.797.8216 Business 308
Snyder, Ken Executive Dean and Chief Administrative Officer 435.797.1387 Business 507
Sparrow, Brayden Entrepreneur in Residence 435.797.1107 BUS 309
Stafford, Edwin Professor 435.797.3890 Business 304
Thue, Matthew Adjunct Faculty 909-348-7269
Warnick, Alan Associate Department Head, Principal Lecturer 435.797.2301 Business 407
Washburn, Nathan Associate Professor of Management 480.246.2084 Business 420
Winn, Brad Clinical Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership and Strategy Director, MHR Executive Program & Associate Director, Professional MBA 435.851.2002 Granite School District (SLGRSD) 504