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    Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, Duquesne University Curriculum Lead, MBA Sustainability, John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business Director of Applied Sustainability, Institute for Sustainable Business Innovation Faculty Affiliate, Center for Green Industries & Sustainable Business Growth Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Energy and the Environment Full Professor, Management Department

    600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282; (412) 396-1909 E-mail:; Faculty Website;


    Accomplished researcher/scholar with in-depth expertise in sustainability, supply chains, operations,

    and performance measurement management. Proven success at developing student competencies for

    applying academic rigor and quantitative tools to solve real-world problems, improve productivity,

    increase revenue and enhance competitiveness for multinational, mid-tier, not-for-profit and

    governmental clients. Actively advancing interdisciplinary, empirical research and promoting

    knowledge-sharing of integrated bottom line reporting, life cycle analysis, environmental product

    declarations, infrastructure productivity and big data analytics for environmental, health, safety and

    CSR reporting transparency. Passionate about research, teaching and service excellence as lead

    faculty for innovative MBA featuring integrated curriculum, team teaching and action learning via

    focus on responsible management of financial, social, environmental and informational resources.


    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, Michigan

    Ph.D. in Business Administration: Operations Management, May 2000

    Minors in Statistics and Strategic Sourcing

    National Science Foundation Research Associate

    Master of Business Administration: Supply Chain Management

    Dual Concentration: Purchasing; Materials & Logistics Management, December 1995


    Bachelor of Science: Environmental Law/Criminal Justice, Spring 1992

    Associate Degree: Water Quality Technology, Spring 1990

    Associate Degree: Natural Resource Technology, Fall 1990


    Duquesne University

    Palumbo · Donahue School of Business, Pittsburgh, PA

    Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness

    Institute for Sustainable Business Innovation Director of Applied Sustainability

    Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth, Faculty Affiliate

    Institute for Energy and the Environment, Faculty Affiliate

    Office of Transformational Learning

    Duquesne Lilly Fellow

    Professor of Sustainability, Operations and Supply Chain Management

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    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH)

    Masters in Sustainable Leadership towards Sustainability Program, Karlskrona, Sweden, 2016

    Visiting Researcher

    Boston College

    Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2000-2007

    Assistant Professor of Operations Management

    Michigan State University

    Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, East Lansing, MI, 1998-2000


    Department of Defense/Defense Logistics Services Center

    Government Industrial Interface Branch Office of Planning and

    Resource Management Battle Creek, MI, 1994-1997

    Project Manager/Logistics Systems Analyst

    National Pollution Prevention Center in conjunction with MSU

    Materials & Logistics Management Department 1994-1995

    Research Assistant

    Center for Microbial Ecology

    Research on Microbial Evolution Laboratory, East Lansing, MI 1992-1994

    Lab Manager/Research Assistant


    Academy of Management

    Production and Operations Management Society

    Decision Sciences Institute

    Institute for Supply Management

    Association for Operations Management

    Supply Chain Council for SCOR

    Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council on-line Research Community


    Alliance for Strategic Sustainable Development

    GlobeScan Sustainability Expert Panel

    Institute for Energy and the Environment

    Research Network for Business Sustainability

    Sloan Industry Studies Program

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    A. GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT1 (# of times) Duquesne: SMBA 511 Sustainable Theories and Models2 (9)

    Duquesne: SMBA 521 Sustainable Project Management I (5)

    Duquesne: SMBA 531 Sustainability Tools & Processes for New Initiatives3 (8)

    Duquesne: SMBA 541 Sustainable Project Management II (7)

    Duquesne: SMBA 551 Leading Sustainable Change Practicum (3)

    Duquesne: SMBA 556 Global Economic Systems in India (1)

    Duquesne: SMBA 631 Topics in Supply Chain Management (2)

    Duquesne: SMBA 690 Advanced Topics in Sustainability Practices (2)

    Duquesne: GRBU 649 Independent Research Problems Advisor (4)

    Graduate courses include designing and overseeing over 100 semester-long student consulting engagements ranging

    from auditing to process improvement and strategic change for a wide array of organizations, including: Alcoa,

    *Auberle, *Allegheny Conference, Allegheny County, Bayer, Braskem, *Carnegie Museum of Natural History, City of

    Pittsburgh, Conservation Consultants Inc., Circadiance, CNX Gas, Duquesne Light, ELoop, EverPower, Evive,

    EvolveEA, FedEx Ground, Giant Eagle, Google, *Green Building Alliance, H.J. Heinz, Highmark, Idea Foundry,

    Maryland Refractories, MedRad, MSA, PNC Bank, Parkhurst, *Pennsylvania Environmental Council, *Pennsylvania

    Resources Council, *Phipps Conservatory, *Pittsburgh Green Innovators, *Pittsburgh Zoo, PPG, *Rachel Carson

    Homestead, *Sustainable Pittsburgh, the Tower Financial Group, ThermoRock, *UPMC, US Steel, Wesco,

    Westinghouse, and the *YWCA. *Projects with NGOs qualify as Service Learning.

    Boston College: MD 707 Management and Operations (9)4

    Boston College: MD 832 Supply Chain Management (2)

    Michigan State: MSC 800 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (1)

    Michigan State: MSC 843 Introduction to Environmental Business Practices (1)

    B. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT Duquesne: IHP 203 Honors Section - Imagining a Sustainable World (3)

    Boston College: MD 021 Management and Operations (14)

    Boston College: MD 299 Independent Study Advisor (1)

    Michigan State: MSC 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (2)

    Michigan State: MSC 490 International Businesses and Supply Chain Management (1)

    C. ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT OR SUPERVISION Alcoa MBA Sustainability Fellowship Program, 2011 - current (4)

    Carnegie Mellon University: School of Architecture; PhD Committee Member: Rohini

    Srivastava, Building Performance and Diagnostics, 2015 – current (1)

    Duquesne: ENVI 700 Thesis Research; School of Environmental Science Master’s Thesis

    Committee Member: Sadaf Tehmina, 2014; and Lindsey Baxter; 2008 (2)

    OneEnergy Renewables Energy Scholar, “Solar Energy in the US: What will it take to

    compete?” 2012 (1)

    1 All Duquesne courses developed and delivered as part of interdisciplinary program offerings. 2 Course features use of Life Cycle Assessment Gabi software for product comparisons within a core required MBA course. 3 Course action learning activities include sustainability management plans and LEED Design competition. 4 Operations audits include environmental practices, conducted by MBA students at 49 Boston area companies.

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    Multimedia University, Malaysia: Advanced Manufacturing Management Dissertation

    External Examiner; Engineering and Technology Department, 2011 (1)

    D. PUBLICATIONS PERTAINING TO TEACHING ACTIVITIES Sroufe, R., and Ramos D., “Leveraging Collaborative, Thematic Problem-based Learning to Integrate

    Curricula,” Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 13.2, 2015.

    Sroufe, R., Sivasubramaniam, N., Ramos, D., and Saiia, D., “Aligning the PRME: How International

    Study Nurtures Responsible Leadership,” Journal of Management Education, December, 2014.

    Sroufe, R.P., “Life Cycle Assessment Within MBA Courses: A Tool For Integrating Sustainability”

    Operations Management Education Review, Vol. 7. 95-117, 2013.

    Sroufe, R.P., Fechik-Kirk, M., “HealthCare’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program,” a Multi

    Criterion Decision Analysis Case Study, within Cases in Business Analytics for Supply Chain and

    Operations Management, published by the Financial Times Press, ISBN-10: 0-13-340736-5; 2013.

    Luchs, R., Lessard, D., Sroufe, R.P., “Aluminum vs Plastic: A Life Cycle Perspective on the Use