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Nezih Altay

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Operations Management, Texas A&M University, 2001
  • MBA, University of Texas, Pan American, 1996
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University (Turkey), 1993


Nezih Altay is a professor of operations management and director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program at the​ Driehaus College of Business. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, an MBA from the University of Texas-Pan American and a PhD from Texas A&M University. Altay has been teaching all aspects of supply chain management and operations management since 1999 to executives, MBA students and undergraduates.

His research specializes in humanitarian supply chains, disruption management, and after-sale service operations. He has published his research in leading academic journals and presented in national and international arenas. He also co-edited two books: Service Parts Management: Demand Forecasting and Inventory Control (2011) and Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations (2016) both published by Springer. He currently serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and senior editor of Production and Operations Management.

Dr. Altay is a Resilience Research Fellow at Technical University Delft in the Netherlands and a research partner at the Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg.

In 2019, for his contributions to the field of humanitarian logistics, Altay received the Academic/Research Accomplishment Award from the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). And in 2021 Altay became the Fulbright-Hanken Chair in Business and Economics thanks to a Fulbright Grant. He continues his relationship with Hanken as a Research Affiliate with the HumLog Institute.