Cullen Trust for Higher Education Chair in Business
Dr. Bala Shetty holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Chair in Business. In addition to serving on the faculty of Texas A&M University since 1985, he has held faculty positions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and Madrid Business School in Spain. Dr. Shetty served as a Research Fellow at Princeton University in 1996, 2008, and 2016 while on leave from Texas A&M University. He also currently holds a courtesy appointment as Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Shetty held several senior leadership roles at Mays Business School. From 1998-2004, he served as Ph.D. Director, Assistant Department Head, and Head of the Department of Information and Operations Management. From 2004-2008, and again from 2015-2016, he served as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, leading the School’s Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and 8 MS programs. From 2008-2015, he served as Executive Associate Dean for Mays Business School with school-wide leadership responsibilities for faculty, staff, budget, facilities, IT, centers of excellence, research, and doctoral program.
Dr. Shetty is passionate about providing his students with an outstanding education that will impact their lives and careers. He often says with pride, “I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many bright young men and women who will be the next generation of leaders of this country.” Dr. Shetty has received a number of teaching awards at Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University which speak volumes of his success as a teacher. Dr. Shetty has received the EMBA Outstanding Faculty Award (2008, 2014, 2017), PMBA Outstanding Faculty Award (2014, 2015, 2017), MBA Outstanding Faculty Award (1998, 2000, 2001, and 2005), Alpha Kappa Psi Undergraduate Teaching Award (1990, 1991), and the prestigious Association of Former Students Teaching Award at the college level (2002) and the university level (2016). At SMU, Professor Shetty was recognized with Outstanding Professor, a university-wide award for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Shetty’s research interests include supply chain management, optimization, and finance. He has published extensively in such premier journals as Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Decision Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Networks, Mathematical Programming, OR Letters, ORSA Journal on Computing, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Operational Research, Computers and IE, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Computers and Operations Research and the European Journal of Operational Research. He served as associate editor for Operations Research, Decision Sciences, and Naval Research Logistics. He has also served twice as a guest editor for the Annals of Operations Research. He is currently a senior editor for the Production and Operations Management Journal. Dr. Shetty is the recipient of the Distinguished Research Award at Mays Business School.
Dr. Shetty served as Chair of the Job Placement Services for INFORMS for two terms and served on INFORMS’ Finance Committee and Awards Committee. He has served as Track Chair, Panel Chair, and Session Chair at numerous national and international meetings of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and Decision Sciences.
Research InterestsSupply Chain Management, Optimization and Finance