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Dr. Lari received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has been teaching for over twenty years. He joined the School of Business in July 2011. Prior to his current position, he served as a tenured professor in the Department of Management, 2 years as the Chairperson of the Department of Management, and 6 years as the coordinator of the MIS Program at Fayetteville State University. His most recent papers were published in the Journal of Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, European Journal of Operational Research, and Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal. Dr. Lari serves as a project evaluator on several federally funded grants. He has led several international projects of technology transfer, total quality systems, integrated information systems, and process improvement. He was certified as Quality Manager and also as Quality Auditor by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has served as a Member of the Board of Examiners of Malcolm Baldrige Award, and annual reviewer and systems appraiser for The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges since January 2007. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Business Research.

Design of Total Quality Systems, Performance Audit, Evaluation and improvement of Operational Processes

  • Ph D, The University of Texas at Austin (Management Science /Information Systems) - 1988
  • MBA, The University of Texas at Austin (Production/Operations Management) - 1975

Research Interests

  • Business Intelligence, Process Management, Total Quality Management, Performance Measurement

Teaching Interests

  • Business Analytics, Project Management, Management Information Systems, Quality Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Management Systems

  • Asllani, A. , &  Lari, A. (2015). Using goal programming to increase the efficiency of marketing campaigns. Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research, 2 (Volume 2 - Spring 2015), 53-68. | more information
  • Lari, A. , &  Asllani, A. (2013). Quality Cost Management Support System: An Effective Tool for Organizational Performance Improvement. Journal of Total Quality Management & Business Excellence: An Official Journal of the European Society for Organisational Excellence, 24 (4), 432-451. | more information
  • Asllani, A. , &  Lari, A. (2011). Open Innovation Modeling Using Game Theory. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal , 14 (2), 70-90.
  • Asllani, A. , &  Lari, A. (2009). The effects of human pattern-recognition abilities in improving DSS performance. Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal, 57 (1), 246-252.
  • Lari, A. , &  Aslllani, A. (2007). Using Genetic Algorithm for Dynamic and Multiple Criteria Web site Optimizations. European Journal of Operational Research, 176 (3), 1767-1777.
  • Lari, A. , &  Lari, N. (2005). Reverse Engineering: A Technology Transfer Tool. The Business Review, 3 (2), 186-190.

  • 2010 - 2010 Member of the Board of Examiners, National Institute of Standards and Technology - Baldrige Award
  • 2009 - Teacher of the year - Department of Management, Fayetteville State University
  • 2009 - Teacher of the Year - School of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University
  • 2008 - 2008 Member of Board of Examiners, National Institute of Standards and Technology - Baldrige Award
  • 2007 - Teacher of the year - Department of Management, Fayeteville State University
  • 2007 - Teacher of the year - School of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University
  • 2003 - Teacher of the year - Department of Management, Fayetteville State University - School of Business and Economics
  • 2002 - Teacher fo the year _ School of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University
  • 2002 - Teacher of the year - Department of Management, Fayetteville State University