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Mohsen Attaran, Ph.D
Professor of Operations Management
Academic Area: Operations, Information & Technology
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Biography

Mohsen Attaran is the 2004-05 Millie Ablin Outstanding Professor of Management at California State University, Bakersfield. He obtained his Ph.D. in Systems Science with specializations in Operations Management and Business Forecasting from Portland State University. He is the author/co-author of three books, over 100 peer-reviewed research papers, and ten commercial software packages. He has taught in the Europe, and the Middle East, and was a three-time recipient of the Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award for outstanding performance in teaching, research and community services. In 2006 and 2016, he was nominated for Wang Family Excellence Award and in 1996 he was honored as recipient of the El Paso Natural Gas Faculty Achievement Award.

Professor Attaran was president of the National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association Educational Institute and served as an educational consultant for the National Institute for Pension Administrators for 10 years. He has been a consultant for public and private organizations and has conducted numerous in-house workshops and seminars for Fortune 1000 companies. He is the founder and president of IES, Inc. a Web and Mobile App Development Company. For the past 20 years, IES, helped several thousand for-profit and nonprofit organizations establish, expand, and strengthen their digital brand presence on the Internet. He has founded, launched and managed several businesses in his career in a variety of technological fields including a Telehealth Doctor Visits, a subscription based virtual business, and a few non-profit organizations.

Research Statement

Professor Attaran’s research agenda lies in the interface of operations, knowledge management, and information technology. Much of his current research is focused on studying technology and its societal impacts and identifying the implications for individuals and businesses. Moreover, he is interested in issues arising in the operations of internet-based markets.

Teaching

Undergraduate                          

  • Intro to Operations Management
  • Into to Total Quality Management

Graduate

  • Seminar in Operations Management
  • Seminar in Global Operations Management
  • Seminar in Management of Technology & Innovation
  • Master Culminating Project – Entrepreneurship

Featured Published Journal Articles

The Law of Accelerating Technology Returns:

The more advanced we become, the faster we become in advancing.

— Ray Kurzweil
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