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Faculty and Staff Profile

Gulru Ozkan

Assistant Professor

Office: 117 C Sirrine Hall

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Operations Management
Georgia Institute of Technology 2009

Georgia State University 2003

B.S. Environmental Engineering
Middle East Technical University 2001

 Courses Taught

MGT 390 Operations Management (Undergraduate level)
MBA 806 Operations Management (Graduate level)
MGT 812 Supply Chain Management (Graduate level)


Gülru Özkan arrives at Clemson University as an Assistant Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management area in the Department of Management. She previously lived in Atlanta, Georgia where she was a Ph.D. candidate in the Operations Management department in Georgia Institute of Technology. Gülru earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 2001, an M.B.A. at the Georgia State University in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Operations Management in the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. Gülru’s research interests include new product development, knowledge management, technology management and game theory. She is a member of the INFORMS and POMS.

 Research Interests

New Product Development, Knowledge Management, Technology Management, Operations Strategy, Organizational and Behavioral Issues in Operations Management, Dynamic Systems, Competition, Design of Cooperation and Coordination Contracts.

 Research Publications

“Dynamic Resource Capabilities: Managing Workforce Knowledge with a Technology Upgrade” with C. Gaimon and K. Napoleon. 2010. Forthcoming in Organization Science.