Supply Chain Management Faculty
James Haddow, MBA
Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management
James Haddow is Director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management (CESCM) and a professor in the School of Business at Howard University in Washington DC. Currently, Mr. Haddow teaches a range of supply chain management courses to both undergraduate and graduate level students. He also supports students as faculty advisor during supply chain case competitions and participates in various CESCM activities (e.g., SCM Think Tanks, Corporate Advisory Board, Site Visits, Workshops, etc.). Mr. Haddow has made supply chain presentations at ISM, IMC, APICS, PMAC and other Global industry conferences. Mr. Haddow has previously held positions as Director of Global Procurement (Chief Procurement Officer) and a Supply Chain consultant for A.T. Kearney a global consulting firm, Cost and Financial Analyst at the Interstate Commerce Commission and Safeway Stores, Inc. His 30 years of consulting and industry experience encompass global procurement, supply chain management, business planning and commercial business development which provides hands-on teaching examples for his students.
Tanya Penny, MBA
Director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management
Tanya Penny recently assumed the role of Director of the Center for the Howard University School of Business Excellence in Supply Chain Management (CESCM). Ms. Penny also teaches a variety of courses focusing on procurement and sourcing activities, integrating current supply chain challenges into the curriculum with senior-level executive leaders from various industries. Ms. Penny was previously Verizon Communications Senior Vice President, Real Estate responsible for a $2 billion budget and managed 3,000+ staff and contractors. She also served as Chief Procurement Officer, responsible for $35 billion of sourcing and logistics activities. Her organization drove over $4B spend with diverse suppliers. Ms. Penny has leadership experience in Corporate Finance, Financial Operations, and Telecommunications Network Planning. Ms. Penny also provides consulting services via Ampcus, Incorporated, a minority woman-owned global provider of Technology and Business consulting services.
Angela Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Angela L. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Howard University School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in Supply Chain at Michigan State University and previously worked for retail corporations in operational and strategic supply chain management roles. Angela has earned an undergraduate degree from Penn State University in Management Science and Information Systems and an MBA from Penn State University in Logistics and Management Information Systems. Her primary research interests are in reverse logistics, omni-channel retailing, and online retail fulfillment. She has published research on the consumer perceptions of retailer supply chain policies and procedures. Her teaching interests are Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and Transportation Management. She is a member of the KPMG Ph.D. Project and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Karthik Balasubramanian, Ph.D.
Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian is broadly interested in real-world optimization, especially as it is applied to base-of-the-pyramid business strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa and voter turnout among traditionally marginalized urban communities in the United States. Karthik earned a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where his dissertation focused on the optimization of inventory management for mobile money agents in Tanzania, Kenya, and Zambia. Over the past 15 years, Karthik has conducted high-impact strategic analytics for the World Food Programme, the American Red Cross, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, corporate clients as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and many political campaigns.
Kamal Argawal, Ph.D.
(Acting) Department Chair & Associate Professor
Dr. Kamal Nayan Agarwal joined the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences in 2001, after serving as MIS Manager at Cornet Technology, Inc., Springfield, VA, Director at Rockman Cycle Industry of Hero Group, India. His primary research areas of interest include: Information Systems, Network and Internet Security, Web Security, Information Assurance, E-Commerce and E-Business, and other related areas in Information Systems. Along with his research papers, Agarwal has also published a book on Information Systems, and has delivered a key note address on Information Security at the INFOTECH, organized by the University of Mauritius and National Computer Board. He has taught: Network/Internet Security Management, E-Commerce, Data and Network Communications, Project Management and Management Information Systems (Graduate). Agarwal holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration qualified in Information Systems, MS in Philosophy in Business Administration from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India, MS in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College, MD, MBA in Business Administration and Computer Systems Management, BBA in Business Management from Banaras Hindu University, India, Diploma in Computer Science from I.I.C.M., Ahemdabad, India, along with successfully completing a Professional MCSE Training Program.
Anupam Kumar, Ph.D.
Dr. Anupam Kumar teaches at Howard University. He has over a decade of consulting experience working for firms such as IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, and Parsons Engineering and Science, Inc. He led the Public Sector Supply Chain Planning group at IBM. His expertise spans data management, business intelligence, and business analytics.
Dr. Kumar’s research has been published in the International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Strategy and Management, Corporate Reputation Review, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and other academic outlets. His primary research focuses on drivers of corporate social responsibility. Dr. Kumar’s research portfolio also includes cybersecurity risks, inventory management, and the intersection of supply chain performance with policy in government contracting.
Dr. Kumar received a BS in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1989, an MS in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 2000, an MS in Applied Statistics from George Mason University in 2006, and a Doctorate in Business and Management from the University of Maryland in 2014.
Darian Unger, Ph.D.
Dr. Unger joined the faculty of Howard University in 2004 after completing his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and teaching at the Asian Institute of Technology (A.I.T) in Thailand He has earned multiple teaching awards from both faculty and students for his dynamic teaching. Outside of Howard University, Dr. Unger is a Montgomery County Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He has also served as chair of the Montgomery County American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Progressive Neighbors, and as President of the Silver Spring Advisory Board. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife and 3 children
Mohammad Quasem, Ph.D.
Profile Type: Faculty
School / College: School of Business
Department / Office: Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
Production and Operations Management
Quality and Reliability Management
Management Information Systems