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Amit Arora

Associate Professor

Department of Business Management


Tel: 202.274.6265

Amit Arora, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Previously, he was an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management at Bloomsburg University (BU). Prior to joining BU, he was Assistant Professor and Director of Global Logistics & International Business Education and Research Center at Savannah State University. He is a certified SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference) scholar by the Supply Chain Council.

He teaches courses in Transportation, Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Innovation, Quality, Strategic Management, and Business Research. His current research interests are sustainability strategies in supply chain management, supply chain collaboration and experiential innovative gaming exercises for teaching. He has co-authored articles in logistics, marketing, international business, and pedagogical journals. He has published in International Journal of Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Journal of Promotion Management, among others.

Amit serves as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI for various funded research grants from National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, VentureWell, and CIBERs. Amit is actively involved with academic organizations like Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE) and Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI). He is currently the Chapter Chair of AIBSE and Conference Chair for NEDSI 2023. He has extensive industry experience having worked in the auto industry in India for about 10 years.

  • National Science Foundation Grant (2021) for $199,997 (Principal Investigator): “STEM-Business Focused Sustainable Financial Technology – Clean Technology (Sustainable FinTech-CleanTech) at the University of the District of Columbia.”

  • Department of Defense (2021) Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) Academic Consortia Grant for $99,866 (Principal Investigator): “Chatbot Testbed”

  • National Science Foundation Grant (2019) for $399,367 (Co-Principal Investigator): “Targeted Infusion Project: STEM-Business Focused Logistics and International Trade (LIT) Analytics.”

  • VentureWell Grant (2019) for $10,000 (Principal Investigator): Course and Program Planning grant titled “Developing STEM-Business ‘Global Supply Chain Innovation’ Concentration with a Focus on Sustainability and Entrepreneurship at the University of the District of Columbia.”

Ph.D., Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 2014

SCOR-S, Supply Chain Operations Reference – Scholar certification, Supply Chain Council (SCC), 2013

M.S., Energy and Environmental Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 2006

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh University, India, 1997

  • Sustainability strategies in supply chain management

  • Supply chain collaboration

  • Cybersecurity

  • Social Robotics

Arora, A., Arora, A., & McIntyre, J. (2023). Developing Chatbots for Cyber Security: Assessing Threats through Sentiment Analysis on Social Media. Preprints 2023, 2023080329.

Arora, A. S., Arora, A., Sivakumar, K., & McIntyre, J. R. (2023, March). Robotic Interventions for Learning (ROB-I-LEARN) Examining Social Robotics for Learning Disabilities through Business Model Canvas. In Companion of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 277-281).

Arora, A., Arora, A., Anyu, J., & McIntyre, J. R. (2021). Global value chains’ disaggregation through supply chain collaboration, market turbulence, and performance outcomes. Sustainability13(8), 4151.

Arora, A., Arora, A. S., Sivakumar, K., & Burke, G. (2020). Strategic sustainable purchasing, environmental collaboration, and organizational sustainability performance: the moderating role of supply base size. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal25(6), 709-728.

Ampe-N’DA, L. D., Payne, B. A., Spake, R. I., Sharpe, S., & Arora, A. (2020). Buyer-supplier relationships: role of collaboration, sustainability, and technology. Sustainable innovation: trends in marketing and management, 47-58.

Arora, A., Arora, A. S., & Sivakumar, K. (2016). Relationships among supply chain strategies, organizational performance, and technological and market turbulences. The International Journal of Logistics Management27(1), 206-232.