Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji, PhD

Associate Professor, Operations Management
UC Box 
A 164
Berglund 236

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji is an Associate 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, humanitarian operations and crisis management, and healthcare operations. His research has appeared in premier refereed journals such as Production and Operations Management. He has received the “Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper” award twice from the Decision Sciences Institute for his research on “contracting for social & environmental responsibility” and “vaccine development at the pandemic speed”.  Hossein has also received 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 Business Analytics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems. 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.

Hossein has been involved in professional societies and has participated and contributed to the organization of several conferences. He has also served the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS) as Vice President of Colleges and as a member of the POMS Conference program committee.

Prior to joining academia, Hossein worked as a senior management consultant. He led a team of consultants in various projects, such as redesigning supply chains and operations, developing procurement plans, providing guidance for international negotiations and contracting with overseas suppliers, and developing business and marketing plans. He worked with a diverse team of engineers and business managers in various industries, including but not limited to car manufacturing, energy, metal fabrication, entertainment, and healthcare. Hossein also taught a variety of executive programs in private institutions and colleges. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a B.S in Industrial Engineering.

Research Awards & Grants

Junior Faculty Award, Western Decision Sciences Institute | 2022

"Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper" Award, Decision Sciences Institute | 2021

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

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 Awards, 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

Professional Society Positions: 

Vice President for Colleges, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) | 2022 - now

Member, Conference Program Committee, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) | 2021 - 2023

Other ways to connect with Hossein: 

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/in/hosseinrb

Personal Website: www.hosseinrb.com



Lena Cavusoglu and Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji are thrilled to be featured together in the May issue of Oregon Business magazine, recognized for their innovative teaching methods at the College of Business at Pacific University.

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji holds a PhD in Operations & Business Analytics and a Master of Science in Decision Sciences from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.

Pacific students in Costa Rica

A recent journey to Costa Rica ignited a passion for global learning and left business students with lifelong memories. The trip, which focused on operations, supply chains and sustainability, also featured adventures like canopy tours and white water rafting.

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji

Pacific University College of Business Assistant Professor Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji has received the Paul Lawrence Fellowship from the North American Case Research Association.

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."