Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

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Oliver Yao

Interim Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

Oliver Yao is a professor in business information systems. He has been a valued member of our community since 2003, and has since distinguished himself as researcher, teacher, and administrator. He served as chair of the department of management from 2015 to 2018, has served as associate dean for graduate education in College of Business since 2018, and has held the Beckwith Professorship since 2012.

His research interests are focused on the interdisciplinary fields of information systems and operations management. His research has been published in top business journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Marketing Science, Operations Research, Journal of Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. He serves as associate editor for Information Systems Research and senior editor for Production and Operations Management.

Oliver Yao is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In both 2009 and 2015, he received the Carl R. and Ingeborg Beidleman Research Award, which highlights quality research and refereed scholarship in business and applied economic disciplines at Lehigh. In 2015, he was honored with the Lehigh MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2017, he received the Allen N. Nash Distinguished Doctoral Graduate Award from the University of Maryland.

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