1. What classes do you teach?
Operations Management and possibly other management courses such as Principles of Management 201 as I start teaching as a full time faculty from fall.
2. Where did you go to school?
MBA in International Business : Coventry University, Coventry, England.
Bachelor's degree: St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India.
3. How long have you been teaching?
This is my third year of teaching here at St Ben's/ St John's as an adjunct faculty. I used to teach for business school for a British based University, called De Montfort from 1998-2000. I then went on to work in corporate sector working in the textile, fine art and craft industry, where starting as sales manager I became the Director of Operations, Sales and Marketing.
4. What activates or scholarly activities are you involved in?
I am at present involved in working with major national chains and box stores within domestic USA as well as Europe, Australia Middle East and South East Asia in areas of Operations/Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Sales and Sourcing worldwide. I am involved with many trade associations and organizations and like attending conferences and trade shows domestically and internationally. My scholarly interests would focus on bridging the gaps between the corporate world with academia. I am particularly interested in the areas of supply chain management, green supply chain, international trade, import-export management, asian business practices and management.
5. What do you like about teaching?
I like most about teaching is giving and sharing the real world experiences with the students who are the future so to make them ready for the new interconnected and interlinked world/work place. I like sharing with students the global views, perspective, intercultural and multi ethnic views so as to open the global doors and opportunities for the students. I also like to link the students with the local industries and apply the concepts taught in the class to see them play out at a real work place/company/job floor so that they can be better managers and/or leaders in coming years.
6. What would be your advice to students?
Act Local Think Global ethically and using moral judgments.