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Avanti P Sethi
Senior Lecturer II
Office MailstopMail Box: SM30, Room No.: JSOM 3.212 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-5816    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Operations ResearchCarnegie Mellon University 
 M.S.Operations Research / MISCarnegie-Mellon University 
 M.Sc.Physics / ElectronicsUniversity of Kanpur, India 
 B.Sc.Physical ScienceUniversity of Gauhati, India 
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Sethi, Avanti,  “Use of Excel in Statistics: Problem Solving vs Problem Understanding” International Journal on Integrating Technology in Education,  Vol. 4, No. 4, December 2015

Category: IJITE
Peer reviewed

Neil Geismar , U.V. Manoj ,  Avanti Sethi ,  Chelliah Sriskandarajah, “Scheduling Robotic Cells served by a Dual-Arm Robot”, IIE Transactions (2012), 44, 230-241, Jan 2012

Category: IIE Transactions
Peer reviewed

Denny Hong-Mo Yeh, Awanti Sethi, Suresh P. Sethi, Chelliah Sriskandarajah, “Scheduling of the Injection Process for a Golf Head Fabrication Line,”  International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management, Vol 7, No. 3, Sept 2001

Category: International Journal of Operations & Quantita...
Peer reviewed
Gupta, M. & Sethi, A.P., "Investing in Tax Deferred Schemes," Southem Business Review, Vol. 21, No.1, 16-24, 1995.
Category: Southern Business Review
Peer reviewed
Stanley, Jonathan & Sethi, A.P., "Solving Production Smoothing Problems with a Nonlinear Candidate Constraint Method," Naval Research Logistics, Volume 37, 579-586, 1990.
Category: Naval Research Logistics
Peer reviewed
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2007-presentSenior Lecturer JSOMUT Dallas
1999-2007Part-time Lecturer JSOMUT Dallas
1997-2007Operations/Systems  NET International, Plano, TX
1991-1997Associate Professor  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1991-1995Chair  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1988-1990Assistant Professor  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1985-1988Assistant Professor  Kent State University, Kent, OH
1983-1985Assistant Professor  Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
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Department Chair's Role
  • One of the youngest department chairs elected in the School of Business
  • Tenured and promoted three assistant professors to associate level
  • Hired 4 tenure-track / visiting professors
  • Initiated the process of MIS major (final approval in 1996-97)
  • Promoted flexible course scheduling (2-week, 4-week, and 8-week; very popular now; this helped in department’s tremendous growth despite general decline in Business student enrollment)
  • Involved in AACSB re-accreditation process (re-accreditation was successful )
  • Department’s endowment fund increased from $2,000 to $20,000

Academic Honors & Award
  • Best Research Paper award at Wichita State University
  • William Larimer Research Fellowship, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Ranked 7th in M. Sc. (University of Kanpur)
  • Govt. of India National Merit Scholarship
  • Ranked 3rd among all undergraduates at University of Gauhati

Other activities
  • Faculty Advisor - Infinity Lions Club
  • Producer / Director / Writer of many short films / documentries / Stage shows
  • President, DFW Indian Lions club
  • President, India Association of Greater Wichita
  • Vice president, Asian Association of Greater Wichita

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