Elizabeth and Allen Don Center for Innovative Technology and Decision Sciences


Innovation is brewing at Willumstad’s own “laboratory.”

The Elizabeth and Allen Don Center provides funding and encouragement for knowledge and scholarship in technology, innovation and decision sciences.

The Don Center acts as a greenhouse for new ideas to advance our programs. We seek to develop:

  • Scholarship on strategic ways that innovation and technology can benefit businesses
  • Curricula in areas like informatics, analytics, supply chain and healthcare
  • Process improvements for business systems using innovative technology
  • Workshops, case studies and seminars that spotlight innovation

Past events have included lectures with Greg Polcer, global supply chain leader at Estée Lauder, and Osman Ahmed, PhD, a principal technical advisor at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Faculty members are encouraged to submit funding proposals to a review committee for initiatives whose objectives align with the goals and objectives of the center.


Elizabeth and Allen Don Center Advisory Board

Terri Alessi-Miceli
President and CEO
HIA-LI

Edward Alleva
District Facilities Manager
Macy’s

John Borst
Director, IT Enterprise Operations
Cenveo

Michael Chun
Supply Chain Engineer
Pratt & Whitney/QuEST Global

Felix Cirillo
Chief Technology Officer
MBTC

Stephen Davy
Managing Director and CTO
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

Michael Hurley
Senior Strategic Account Manager
App Annie

Zhimin Huang, PhD
Professor and Chair, Decision Sciences and Marketing
Adelphi University

Juan Jaramillo, PhD
Associate Professor of Business Analytics
Adelphi University

Barbara Porter
CTO
Fragrance.com

Donna Landeck
Human Resources Manager
EMO Trans Inc.

Eunji Lim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management
Adelphi University

Sudhir Sachdev
President, NYC Long Island Chapter
Association for Supply Chain Management

Russell Safirstein
Partner-in-Charge
Anchin Digital Risk Solutions

Michael Seltenreich
Senior Consultant, Enterprise Technology
Wells Fargo


For further information, please contact:

Gita Surie
Professor and Chair, Management
p – 516.877.4625
e – surie@adelphi.edu

Zhimin Huang
Professor and Chair, Decision Sciences and Marketing
p – 516.877.4633
e – huang@adelphi.edu

 
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Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
p - 516.877.4600

 

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