Lei Lei Rutgers Business School, Dean
Achievements: Becoming dean of Rutgers Business School after serving as founding director of the Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management, and founding chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences; earning international recognition for her expertise in operations scheduling, project resource allocation, logistics performance optimization and distribution network design.
Education: Master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China; doctorate in industrial engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Role models: “My parents, who both had long and distinguished careers in academia in China.”
Go-to stress buster: “It’s great to get away from your desk once in a while to talk to colleagues and connect with your team.”
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “Open break rooms, which allow faculty and staff from different areas to come together to communicate and collaborate.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “A good mentor is invaluable, and it’s also important to serve as a mentor to others.”
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