Dr. Jaideep Motwani is Chair and Professor of Management at the Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University since 2000. He also served as the E. Seidman Chair of Managemen. He received his Ph.D. degree in Operations Management from University of North Texas in 1990. He has co-authored 17 books and published more than 175 articles in prestigious journals such as Operations Research, IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management, European Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, Omega, Business Horizons, among others. In the last 2 years, he has co-authored 3 books in the area of Lean and Six Sigma.  Majority of Dr. Motwani’s publications are in the area of total quality management, lean manufacturing, supply chain management, technology management, and  service operations.  In 2004, Dr. Motwani was ranked among the Top 1% Researcher in the field of Technology Management by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT). He also appears in several Who ’s Who in the World publications annually and is the recipient of the Michigan Outstanding Educator’s Award granted by the Governor of Michigan.

Dr. Motwani serves as an Editor for two international journals and on the Editorial Board of 12 prestigious national and international journals.  He has taught and conducted research seminars in major universities in Canada, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, France. Germany, Thailand, and United Kingdom. He also serves as a global consultant and trainer for a number of organizations in the Unites States, India, China, Europe, and Middle East.