Dr. Pratim Datta
(Information Systems and Decision Sciences)

Farris Family Research Innovation Fellow
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chains
Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg
University Scholar of the Month & Paul Pfeiffer Teaching Fellow
PhD Director, College of Business, Kent State University
Faculty Web: http://www.kent.edu/business/mis/~pdatta/
2011-2013 Kent state CoB AACSB Assurance of Learning Lead

There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring - Impatience and Laziness 
                 Franz Kafka

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
          Hamlet, Act II, 2

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. 
                   John Locke
Dr. Pratim Datta is a two-time Farris Family Research Innovation Fellow and an Associate Professor of IS and Supply Chains at Kent State University. Ranked among the top 40 researchers internationally, Dr. Datta has over 55 journal articles and conference proceedings with multiple best paper awards. Dr. Datta focuses on IS and supply chain use, performance and security as well as cross-functional corporate decision-making. He has received the Outstanding MBA Professor Award and he is the showcased professor for the Executive MBA Program. He is the winner of the 2014 Annual Paul Pfeiffer teaching award.

Prior to joining academia in 2005, Dr. Datta worked as a senior project manager and corporate strategy consultant for IBM Global Services, SAP and Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is the founder and director of SCITS (Supply Chain and IT Strategy), a collaborative research hub panning industry and academia.

Dr. Datta is interested in researching Technology Management, Supply Chain Security and Corporate Strategy Decision-Making as a combination of analysis and strategy. He is particularly interested in ERP Systems and BPR (Business Process Reengineering) as an Integrated Value-Addition strategy. He has served as a keynote speaker at the Timken Co's YPR roundtable on Business Analytics at Timken. He is a keynote speaker for the PMI (Project Management Institute) on Risk Assessment Analytics

Dr. Pratim Datta teaches the in the PhD, MBA and Corporate and Healthcare Executive MBA (EMBA) programs in the Graduate School of Management. He is the showcased Executive MBA faculty for Kent State University.

With over 11 sole-inventions and patent applications, Dr. Datta is an avid inventor. He and his E-Voting process invention were featured on Fox8 news in April-May 2013. He is a University Scholar for the Business School. He is also the Paul Pfeiffer Teaching Fellow for 2014. 

Pratim also serves as the CEO of PiaDura, an Innovation and Strategy Consulting Company. He loves photography, travel and art. He also collects historical WWII firearms. He particularly enjoyed traveling and has travelled to over 32 countries in the world.

Apart from serving as a faculty and a researcher, Dr. Pratim Datta is passionate about travel, art collection, creative design, and photography. Dr. Datta has designed bookmarks and posters for the department. His photography has been exhibited in New York and Baltimore and was recently published in The Smithsonian. He lives in Hudson, Ohio.