Served/Serving on the following Committees at Villanova (1991--present)
Faculty Summer Research Grant Committee, Member, 1993-94. (presented and obtained summer funding for all five C&F proposals and one A&S proposal)
Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, Secretary, 1995-97, President, 1997-99, Immediate Past President, 1999-2001.
Faculty Senate, Member, Spring 2000.
Faculty Congress, Member, 2000-02, 2002-04, 2004-06, 2006-08, 2008-10 term appointment (Re-Elected).
University Senate, Member, 2000-02, 2002-04, 2004-06, 2006-08, 2008-10 term appointment (Re-Elected).
Committee on Faculty, Member, 2000-02, 2002-2004, 2004-06, 2006-08, 2008-10 term appointment.
Elections Committee, Member, 2000-02, 2002-04.
Senate Executive Committee, Member, 2002-04, 2004-06, 2006-08, 2008-10.
Lawrence C. Gallen, O.S.A., Faculty Service Award, Chair, 2002, Member, 2003-05.
Who’s Who Committee, Member, 1998 – 1999, 2001 – 2002.
VPAA’s Task Force on Quality Control and Academic Integrity, Member, 2001-02.
College of Commerce and Finance’s Dean Search Committee, Member, 2002-03, 2004-05 (Re-Elected).
Villanova School of Business
[Formerly known as College of Commerce and Finance (1922 - 2006)]
Strategic Implementation Committee, Chairperson, 1996-97.
Joint Programs Committee, Chairperson, 1998-99. (Prepared and delivered a report for the Dean concerning a possible joint program with the School of Engineering)
Assessment Committee, Chairperson, 2003-04, 2004-05.
Research Committee, Member, 1992-95 and 1997-98.
Graduate Curriculum Committee, Member, 1994-95 and 1998-99.
Strategic Planning Committee, Member, 1995-96.
New Building Committee, Member 1999 – 01.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member, 2000-02.
Wall Street Journal Curriculum Integration Committee, Member, 2000-01.
International Committee, Member, 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06.
Faculty Advisor, Freshmen Class, 2003-06.
Rank and Tenure Committee, Member, 2003-06 and 2006-09 term appointment (Re-Elected).
Professional Development Committee, 2006-07 term appointment.
Dean's Evaluation Committee, 2009-2010 term appointed.
Department of Management and Operations/International Business (2007 - present)
[Formerly: Decision and Information Technologies (1999 - 2007) and Department of Management (1991 - 1999)]
Quantitative and Operations Management Course Team, Chairperson, Developed and implemented a new Graduate level course, 1998.
Management Major Committee, Member, 1997-98.
MIS/POM Recruiting Committee, Member, 1995-96.
Journal Ranking Committee, Member, Fall 1995.
Ad hoc Marketing the Major Committee, Member, 1992- 93.
Benchmarking Committee, 1994-95.
Total Quality Management Course Committee, Developed and implemented a team taught Graduate level course, 1992-93.
Rank and Tenure Committee, Member, 1995 – present.
Operations Management and Management Science Area Committee, Member, 1991- present.
MIS Recruiting Committee, Member, 2000-01, 2003-04.
OM Recruiting Committee, Member, 2003-04.
OM/SCM Curriculum Committee, Member, 2004-2005.
Advisor to the following Student Organizations
Ø Villanova University: Student Chapter of American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS): A Resource Management Society, 1991- present.
Ø Muslim Students Association, (MSA), 1998 – 2005.
Ø Villanova Badminton Club, 1994-1996.
Service to Profession
Appointed member on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Academic Research in Economics, 2009, published by Financial Accounting Management Faculty, Spiru Haret University – Constantza, Romania.
Appointed member on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Global Journal of Enterprise Information System, 2009, published by Kedar Amar Research Academic Management Society [KARAMS], New Delhi, India.
Appointed member on the Editorial Board of the Journal, SEFBIS Journal, Professional Journal of the Scientific and Educational Forum on Business Information Systems, 2008, published by John von Neumann Computer Society – SEFBIS, Budapest, Hungary.
Appointed member on the Editorial Board of the Journal, International Journal of Computing & Information Technology, 2008, published by Serials Publications, New Delhi, India. (Founding Member)
Appointed Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Computing and e-Systems, 2007, published by TIGERA-USA.
Invited and appointed Associate Editor, Enterprise Information Systems, 2006, published by Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RN, UK. (Founding Member)
Invited and appointed member on the International Review Board of the journal, International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Information Science, 2001. (Founding Member)
Invited and appointed member on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal, Production and Inventory Management Journal, 1996, published by APICS - The Association of Operations Management, 500 West Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22046-4274.
Invited and appointed Area Editor, International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Methods, 1994, published by Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN, 46408-1197. (Founding Member)
Served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal, Computers and Operations Research, 1993, published by Pergamon Press Ltd., Headington Hill Hall, Oxford OX3 0BW, UK. (1993 - 2005).
Special Issues Journal Editorships
Guest Co-Editor for a special issue of Annals of Operations Research devoted to Advances in Intelligent Information Processing, Springer, Vol. 168, No. 1, 2009.
Guest Co-Editor for a special issue of Decision Support Systems devoted to Decision Support Systems in Emerging Economies, Elsevier Science Ltd, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2007.
Guest Co-Editor for a special issue of International Journal of Production Research devoted to Production Research in China, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 43, No. 12, 2005.
Guest Co-Editor for a special issue of Computers and Operations Research devoted to Computers and Operations Research in Emerging Economies, Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol. 30, No. 6, 2003.
Guest Editor for a special issue of The International Journal of Education and Computing devoted to Computer Applications in Business Schools, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Vol. 5, No. 3, 1989.
Journal and Conference Paper Reviewer
Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Communications of ACM, Computer, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Computers and Operations Research, Enterprise Information Systems, Geographical Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part C, Information Resources Management Journal, International Journal of Computer Simulation, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Location Science, Naval Research Logistics, Networks, Networks and Spatial Economics, OMEGA, Operations Research, Production and Inventory Management Journal, and Transportation Science.
Reviewer for the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Meetings: 1987-89, 1993-96; Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Meeting: 1994, Decision Sciences Institute Meeting: 1987, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999, and 2000; International Business Schools: Computer Users Group Conference Proceedings: 1988; IFIP - International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems: 2006; IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: 2006; Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems: 2006; Midwest Business Administration Association: 1991; and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-27): 1993.
Conference Program Chair/Co-Chair: CONFENIS - 2010, Natal, Brazil, TIGERA - 2009, Hammamet, Tunisia, CONFENIS - 2008, Kish, Iran, TIGERA - 2008, Hammamet, Tunisia, and CONFENIS-2007, Beijing, China.
Member of the Conference Program/Organizing Committee: ICTBM - 10, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ICICIS-2009, Cairo, Egypt, TIGERA - 2009, Hammamet, Tunisia, CONFENIS - 2008, Kish, Iran, TIGERA - 2008, Hammamet, Tunisia, CONFENIS-2007, Beijing, China, ICICIS-2007, Cairo, Egypt, TIGERA-2007, Hammamet, Tunisia, CONFENIS-2006, Vienna, Austria, ICICIS-2005, Cairo, Egypt.
Proceedings Coordinator: CONFENIS-2007, Beijing, China, CONFENIS-2006, Vienna, Austria.
Over 55 Scholarly Presentation at International, National, and Regional Conferences.
Session Organizer, Session Chair, and Discussant at several International, National and Regional Meetings.
Researcher-of-the-Year: Nominated 1985 and 1986 by the Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.
Teacher-of-the-Year: Recipient of the 1988 award sponsored by the College of Business Administration Student Advisory Council, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. (Also, nominated in 1986 and 1987).
Research Award: Recipient of the Best Research Paper published in a Refereed Journal 1993 in the College of Commerce and Finance, Villanova University, 1994.
Bridgebuilder Award: Recipient of the Inaugural Award as selected by the students from Learning Support Services, Villanova University, 2003.
Research Award: Recipient of the Summer Research Award in the College of Commerce and Finance, Villanova University, 2005.
Service to Community
Agnes Irwin School: Parents Diversity Committee, Member, 2000-2006.
Agnes Irwin School: Class Co-Captain, 2003-06.
Foundation for Islamic Education: Sunday School Parents Committee, Member, 1999-2006.
Foundation for Islamic Education: Advisor to the Director of the Foundation on various Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Issues, 2000-2008.