M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, professor of management sciences at Fisher, has been named president-elect of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), continuing Ohio State’s strong tradition of leadership at the organization.

Rungtusanatham classroomThe DSI connects academicians with practitioners in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to society’s problems. The international organization develops and promotes scholars who produce, use and disseminate knowledge within and across information systems, analytics and supply chain management to improve decision-making in systems, technology and processes.

Rungtusanatham will serve a one-year term as president-elect before taking over as president. He previously served as the DSI’s interim executive director.

Rungtusanatham is the most recent DSI president with ties to Ohio State. Prior presidents include former faculty members Keong Leong, Lee Krajewski, Larry Ritzman and Bill Berry, and PhD alumni Robert Jacobs and Mike Showalter.

“Johnny’s leadership position with the DSI demonstrates his incredible dedication to advancing the study of management sciences here at Fisher and throughout academia,” said Ken Boyer, chair of Fisher’s Department of Management Sciences. “I have no doubt that Johnny’s knowledge and experience will continue to benefit the DSI and its many members around the world, while building on our college’s legacy of leadership.”

Rungtusanatham, recipient of the Fisher’s Daniel Westerbeck Undergraduate Teaching Award, currently teaches the MBA for Working Professionals’ core operations management course at Fisher. He has expertise in mass customization, quality management and supply chain design.