Professor Lorena Mathien has been with Buffalo State College since summer 2010 as a part-time coordinator of the Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM) Master's of Science program. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Professional Science Master's (PSM) Coordinator, as of fall 2012. She completed her Ph.D. in Operations Management and Strategy in 2012 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her dissertation work investigated the factors that induce shippers to outsource logistics functions. Based on a theoretical framework rooted in the social sciences and strategic management, her study proposed an integrative model to develop and understand critical factors in outsourcing relationships. She was awarded the 2012 Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Dissertation Research Grant to support her dissertation work.
Professor Mathien's research interests lie in the supply chain management field, particularly logistics management, and project management. She is currently expanding her research in logistics, including applying the theory of production competence to logistics outsourcing. She is also investigating virtual supply chain models versus traditional inventory models, using simulation methodology.
Prior to earning her doctorate, Professor Mathien worked in supply chain management, software development, implementation and training, and project management for seventeen years. She also continues to work as an independent consultant in various areas of supply chain management, project management, and technical writing.
Professor Mathien maintains her CPIM (Certification in Production and Inventory Management) and PMP (Project Management Professional) certifications. She is also Vice President and Membership Chair of the WNY Chapter of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
PSM 601 Project Management for Math and Science Professionals
PSM 602 Communication Strategies for Math and Science Professionals
PSM 587 Special Topics in Professional and Applied Math and Science
MAT 311 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Mathien, L.D. and G.L. Sanders, "Project Management for New Product and Services Development," Developing New Products and Services: Learning, Differentiation, and Innovation, Business Expert Press, September 2011.
Mathien, L.D. and J.O. Carbonara, "Integration of professional project management skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula."
Mathien, L.D. and N.C. Suresh, "Analysis of traditional versus virtual fulfillment supply chain structures in an e-business environment."
Fortsch, S. and L.D. Mathien, "Is AR(1) an acceptable assumption for the retail industry sale and inventory pattern?"
Mathien, L.D., "The management of innovation: Integration of portfolio management, project management, and product management."
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) NYC Annual Conference, April 2010: Mathien, L.D., "Should the government intervene in green supply chain initiatives?" (Winner of NYC 2010 Rhoda Isaacs Scholarship for Best Paper.)
National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA) Best Practices Conference "Creating Tomorrow's Mathematics Professionals," October 2011: Mathien, L.D. and J.O. Carbonara, "Integration of professional project management skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula."
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Conference, November 2011: Mathien, L.D. and J.O. Carbonara, "Analysis of traditional versus virtual supply chain structures in an e-business environment."