Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji, PhD

Assistant Professor, Operations Management
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A 164
Berglund 236

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the College of Business, Pacific University. He earned his Ph.D. in Operations & Business Analytics and his Master of Science in Decision Sciences from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.

Hossein’s research interests fall broadly in supply chain management and data analytics with applications in sustainability and healthcare. His research projects investigate how buyers can engage suppliers to be more socially and environmentally responsible. Further, Hossein recently studies the challenges and disruptions that COVID-19 imposes on business operations and society. He received the “Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper” award from the Decision Sciences Institute & the “Junior Faculty Award” from the Western Decision Sciences Institute. His dissertation has been selected as a finalist for the Ellwood Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition by the Decision Sciences Institute. He has also been selected as a Paul R. Lawrence Fellow by the Case Research Foundation.

Hossein has taught Operations Management, Business Analytics, and Supply Chain Management. As a sole instructor, he received three teaching awards, two at the college-level (Robin & Roger Best Teaching Award) and the other at the university-level (Kimble Teaching Award) at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. His recent pedagogic research on “Online Games with Stochastic Factors & New Feedback Structures to Enhance Student Engagement and Learning” has been awarded the Teaching Advancement and Research Grant in Educational Technology (TARGET) by Pacific University.

Prior to his Ph.D. program, Hossein worked as a senior industrial consultant in Pars Consultants Group and taught executive programs in private institutions and colleges. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Sharif University and a B.S in Industrial Engineering.

Research Awards & Grants

Paul R. Lawrence Fellow, Case Research Foundation | 2021

Teaching Advancement and Research Grant in Educational Technology (TARGET), Pacific University | 2021

Story-Dondero Professional Research Grant, College of Business, Pacific University | 2021

Finalist, Ellwood Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award, Decision Sciences Institute | 2020

Junior Faculty Award, Western Decision Sciences Institute | 2020

Faculty Development Grants, Pacific University | 2020

"Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper" Award, Decision Sciences Institute | 2019

Doctoral Research Grant, Lundquist College of Business | 2018

Robin & Roger Best Research Award, Lundquist College of Business | 2016 - 2018

Summer Research Scholarship, Lundquist College of Business| 2014 - 2018

Teaching Awards

Robin & Roger Best Teaching Award, Lundquist College of Business | 2019

Kimble Teaching Award, Graduate School, University of Oregon | 2017

Robin & Roger Best Teaching Award, Lundquist College of Business | 2017


Rikhteghar Berenji

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji, assistant professor of operations management in Pacific University’s College of Business, devotes his attention to issues "that affect the life of people or the planet."

Professor Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji

College of Business professor Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is selected as a finalist for the Elwood Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award.