Associate Professor, Operations and Logistics Management
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School
555 Dyer Road Monterey CA 93943
Office: (831)656-7583, Fax: (831) 656-3407




Aruna Apte



Aruna received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She also has an M. A. in Mathematics, from Temple University, Philadelphia. Before NPS, she taught at the Cox School of Business, SMU, where she won the best teacher award. She has over twenty years of experience teaching operations management, operations research, and mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At NPS She teaches mathematical modeling, for which she won the best teacher award and has advised over 60 students for MBA/Masters reports.

Her research interests can be categorized in three broad areas in the field of operations and logistics management: Humanitarian Logistics, Service Operations, and Military Logistics. First, humanitarian operations can be viewed as service operations since they provide essential and emergency services. Second, logistics is a critical aspect of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR) operations, and many HA/DR operations involve the military acting in conjunction with local government and non-governmental organizations. Thus, these two areas of interest overlap with her principle area of interest, humanitarian logistics.

She has worked as a consultant at MCI. She has advised emergency planners in preparing for disaster response. She is the founding and current president for a new college (focus group) in Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management under the flagship of Production and Operations Management Society.

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