Rohrer College of Business @ Rowan University
Professor - Management
Pati comes to the Glassboro campus from Indiana University Kokomo, where he has served since 2001 as the dean of the university's business school as well as a professor of operations management. Pati also served as Dean of the Rohrer College of Business during the period 2008-2012.
Pati earned a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management science and an M.S. in industrial engineering and management science from Northwestern University. He earned an M.Tech. in industrial engineering and operations research from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and a B. Tech in production engineering from Ranchi University, Ranchi, India. He also completed leadership courses in the Institute for Educational Management (2011), and Management Leadership in Education (MLE) in 2004, both at Harvard University with scholarship.
Prior to joining the Indiana faculty, Pati was a professor and chairperson of the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He also was a senior teaching fellow and teaching assistant at Northwestern University and a part-time instructor at Northeastern Illinois University while pursuing his doctoral degree at Northwestern University. Before he entered academia, Pati worked in business and industry in India.
Highly published in refereed manufacturing research, business and education-related publications, Pati also has presented on similar topics at national and international professional conferences. Currently, he serves as the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Family Business and Regional Development. Further, he serves on the Editorial Advisory Board on four other peer-reviewed journals including as Associate Editor of International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking. He has submitted numerous grants proposals to agencies such as the McGowan Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He also has established exchange arrangements with the universities in Mexico and South Korea.
Pati has been active in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, is a member of its Peace Through Commerce task force, founding chair of the New Deans Learning Community affinity group, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) affinity group.
A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society, Production and Operations Management Society, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences and several civic groups, he has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the 2007 "Distinguished Hoosier" award from Indiana's governor, one of the highest civilian awards conferred on the citizens of that state.