USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor and Professor of Management Science
Darla Moore School of Business
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Rohit Verma is the Dean, USC Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor and Professor of Management Science at the Darla Moore School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. He also holds an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India).
Verma served as the Founding Provost and Chief Academic Officer for VinUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam (established in strategic collaboration with Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania) during July 2019 to June 2023. He served as the Dean of External Relations for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (May 2016 – June 2019); Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor (January 2014 – June 2019); Executive Director for Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (July 2015 – June 2018); and Executive Director of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (July 2009 – June 2012). Earlier in his academic career, Verma served as George Eccles Professor of Operations Management at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and Associate/Assistant Professor at the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.
Verma has received several professional honors and awards, including being designated as a Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (2023) and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (2020). Verma received the Excellent Leader Award (2021) given to the five highest-performing leaders across the entire ecosystem of Vingroup with 70,000+ employees worldwide in recognition of the successful launch of VinUniversity. Earlier, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Production and Operations Management Society's College of Service Operations; several Industry Relevance Awards from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research; Skinner Award For Early Career Research Accomplishments from Production and Operations Management Society; Spirit of Inquiry Award, the highest honor for scholarly activities within DePaul University; and Professional Service Award from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.
His research publications have received several awards including the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award from the Journal of Operations Management; The Most Influential Service Operations Paper Award from Production and Operations Management journal; and the Best Case Study Award from the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Verma has received teaching excellence awards from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.
- Ph.D., Business Administration, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, 1996
- M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, 1993
- B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1990