Professor, Virginia Tech
Ralph Badinelli is a professor in the Department of Business Information Technology of the Pamplin College of Business of Virginia Tech. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Business of Purdue University, an M.S. degree in Physics from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Hofstra University.Prior to pursuing an academic career, Dr. Badinelli worked as Production Planning Supervisor for the optics division of a west-coast laser manufacturer. He has consulted with a number of companies on planning, forecasting, and software development for decision support.Dr. Badinelli’s teaching responsibilities are in the areas of operations management and quantitative methods for business. These responsibilities extend over undergraduate, MBA and doctoral levels. He has taught many executive-development seminars on the subjects of project management, quality improvement, production and inventory control, and business strategy. He has received the R. B. Pamplin College of Business Certificate of Teaching Excellence.Dr. Badinelli has published refereed articles across a wide range of topics including inventory control policies, revenue management, probability estimation, decision analysis and optimization. His publications have appeared in Operations Research, Management Science, Service Science, Decision Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and the Journal of the International Academy of Hospitality Research. He is a member of the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII), Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).