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Professor Lari is a Full Teaching Professor of Quantitative Analysis and Business Analytics who joined Wake Forest University in 2011. He has received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Towson University, Amirkabir University of Technology (tenured Associate Professor), Susquehanna University, and Fayetteville State University (tenured Full Professor). 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. He has held university administrative positions of Associate Dean for R&D, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Chairperson of the Departments of Management and Systems, and Coordinator of Management Information Systems Program. He carries several years of industrial experience and his last position in industry was the Vice-President of Plans and Projects for a large overseas car manufacturer. He is an international consultant in the areas of reengineering, process management and design of total quality systems. He led several projects of technology transfer, total quality systems, integrated information systems, and process improvement. He was certified as a Quality Manager and also as Quality Auditor by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is an ISO9001 and ISO/TS 16949 lead auditor. 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 and Schools - Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) since January 2007. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Institute of Higher Education for research grants evaluations. He is the Editor 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. , &  Lari, N. (Forthcoming). Strengthening information technology security through the failure modes and effect analysis approach. International Journal of Quality Innovation. | more information
  • 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