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Jen Pazour

Jen Pazour is an Associate Professor and the Undergraduate Coordinator of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.  Her research and teaching focus on the development and use of mathematical models to guide decision making for logistics and supply chain challenges. She has designed and taught undergraduate courses on Design and Analysis of Supply Chains, Facility Design, and Complex Modeling for Sociotechnical Systems.  She was awarded the 2019 Rensselaer Alumni Teaching Award, the 2018 IISE Logistics and Supply Chain Division Teaching Award, and the 2017 IISE Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award. Jen is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award, a National Academies of Science Gulf Research Program Early-Career Fellowship, and a research startup grant from Material Handling Institute and a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research.  She is an Associate Editor of IISE Transactions, Omega, and Military Operations Research.  She proudly holds three degrees in Industrial Engineering (a B.S. from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas). More information can be found at her research and teaching blog: http://jenpazour.wordpress.com