Somak Paul, Ph.D Faculty Profile

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Somak  Paul, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Department of Management

Dr. Somak Paul is an Assistant Professor of Operations in the College of Business and Economics. His research interests lie in the domain of socially responsible operations and behavioral operations. His research papers have appeared in Decision Sciences Journal and Journal of Business Logistics. Dr. Paul earned his Ph.D. in Operations from Ohio State University. He received a Master's in Statistics from Ohio State University, an MBA from Purdue University and a Bachelor's in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. Before returning to academia Professor Paul worked in the industry for over eight years in various capacities in some of the top Fortune-100 companies such as, IBM Corporation etc. 

"Nothing Human is Alien to Me" ~ Terence

Research interests: socially responsible operations, biases in decision-making

Methods: econometrics, design of experiments

  • PhD in Operations, Ohio State University
  • MS in Applied Statistics, Ohio State University
  • MBA in Operations, Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation, Jadavpur University, Calcutta
Summer Session 2024
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MGMT 35020SSDecision ScienceARRWEB-ASYNCHOnline Campus

Paul, S., N. Craig, E. Bendoly. 2024. Ordering Behavior in a Supply Chain with Customers that Respond to Changes in Service Level. Decision Sciences, 55(1):88–103..


Bendoly, E., K. Boyer, N. Craig, S. Paul. 2022. Pulled in opposite directions: A joint consideration of supply and demand uncertainty in supply chain decision-making. Journal of Business Logistics43(4):448– 471

Summer Research Grant, California State University, 2023

RSCA Publication Support Grant, California State University, 2023

Summer Research Grant, California State University, 2022

Faculty Research Grant, California State University, 2022-23

Open Access Publication Grant, 2022

Koret Foundation Grant, 2021

Faculty Research Grant, California State University, 2020-21

Editorial Review Board - Journal of Business Logistics, 2022 - Present

Editorial Review Board - Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2019 - Present

Ad hoc Reviewer - Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management

Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee (FDEC), 2020-22, 2022-24

University Senate, 2020-22; Spring, 2024

MSBA Admissions Committee, 2022 - Present