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Toktay, Beril

L. Beril Toktay

Professor of Operations Management, Brady Family Chair, and ADVANCE Professor;
Faculty Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

Academic Area(s):
Functional Area(s):
Sustainable Operations
Closed-Loop Supply Chains
Supply Chain Management
PhD, Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
MS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1994
BS, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics, Boğaziçi University, 1992

Beril Toktay holds the Brady Family Chair and is Faculty Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Professor of Operations Management and ADVANCE Professor. Her primary research areas are sustainable operations and supply chain management.  Professor Toktay's research has been funded by several National Science Foundation grants and has received distinctions such as the 2010 Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence. Her research articles have appeared in refereed journals such as Management Science, M&SOM, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management and Industrial Ecology.  She was formerly Associate Professor of Operations Management at INSEAD.

Professor Toktay is Area Editor (Environment, Energy and Sustainability) for Operations Research, and co-edited the M&SOM Special Issue on the Environment. She serves as Associate Editor for Management Science and M&SOM. She served as the President of the M&SOM Society and the VP of Finance of the POM Society. At Georgia Tech, she serves as the Scheller College of Business ADVANCE Professor, a role that is focused on supporting the advancement of women in academia. She is also the Executive Co-Director of Georgia Tech's Serve.Learn.Sustain Quality Enhancement Plan.

Professor Toktay has taught Supply Chain Management courses at the PhD, MBA, and Executive Education levels, as well as Operations Management and Operations Research courses at the PhD level. She has developed cases and pedagogical material for MBA and Executive Education audiences. She currently teaches Business Strategies for Sustainability in MBA and executive education programs.

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