Nada R. Sanders is Professor of Operations Management and Logistics at Wright State University. She received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Operations Management in l986. She has published numerous articles in journals such as Decision Sciences, OMEGA, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and Journal of Operations Management. Also, she has authored chapters in books and encyclopedias on the topic of forecasting and decision making. Nada was listed as one of the top 100 professors in the field of operations management by a paper published in the Journal of Operations Management in l996. Nada has also consulted with a number of companies in the area of forecasting. She is active in professional organizations, and is currently serving as a Vice-President of the Decision Sciences Institute.
Nada's research interests have primarily included forecasting and decision making. She has also worked in the areas of supply chain management, organizational and operations strategy, service operations, total quality management, and just-in-time systems. Her interest in forecasting developed during her Ph.D. years in the early 80's, and grew as she observed the non-technical forecasting methods used by companies. Since that time she has been particularly interested in research that bridges the gap between theory and practice, as well as research that is interfunctional in nature. Though her background is in operations management, she enjoys research that spans many functional areas, such as marketing, psychology, economics, and organizational behavior.