Penina Orenstein, Ph.D.
Hired in 2006, Dr. Orenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences.
Hired in 2006, Dr. Orenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, Quantitative Methods for Business and Supply Chain Management. In her work as instructor, she has introduced several innovations in her coursework, including the use of Camtasia software to enhance the laboratory learning experience. This innovation formed the core of a pioneering online course in Quantitative Methods which was piloted in June 2010. Dr Orenstein has introduced an undergraduate certificate in Supply Chain Management and has been responsible for the creation and deployment of a new concentration in Supply Chain Management at the MBA level.
Dr. Orenstein's research interests center on mobility management in transportation networks, optimization methods applied to supply chain management and computer aided learning of quantitative material. Her research, which includes both contributions to theory and practice and to the scholarship of teaching, has appeared in the Journal of Networks and Spatial Economics and Wireless Personal Communications. She has also presented her work both at INFORMS, MSOM and the European Modeling Symposium. In addition, her work on the application of new teaching methods was featured at the NBEA 2010 Conference on Business Education.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 URC Award for her work on the application of Healthcare data to supply chain management, the 2010 Online TLTR award for her Online Course in Quantitative Methods as well Stillman Research Achievement Awards from 2007 to 2010 and a Stillman Teaching Award in 2009.
Courses taught at Seton Hall
- ECON3510: Business Decision Making using Game Theory
- BQUA2811: Business Statistics
- BQUA2812: Quantitative Decision Making (both as an online and a regular class)
- BMBA9307: Operations Management
- BMBA9317/BQUA7825: Supply Chain Management
- BMBA9340/BQUA7845: Logistics and Operations in Supply Chain Management
- Ph.D., Middlesex University
- BSc. Mathematics and Computer Science, King’s College London University, 1992
Awards and Grants
- Stillman School Research awards: 2007-2010
- Stillman School Teaching award: 2009
- Summer research grants, 2006, 2007
- International Business Institute Award, Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, 2009
- TLTC Online Course Development Grant 2010
- University Research Council Award, 2010
- FIG Grant, 2011
- An assessment of online instruction vs. blended learning for an undergraduate Business Decision Making Course
NBEA Conference 2011, November 3-5, 2011,
- Control Strategies for dispersing incident based traffic jams in two-way grid networks
IEEE Journal of Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 99, 1-13,
- Using hierarchical forecasting to align inventory levels in a two-stage supply chain: an empirical approach
Journal of Operations and Logistics, 4(1), 35-55,
- Urban Traffic Jam Simulation based on Cell Transmission model
Springer Verlag, Journal of Networks and Spatial Economics, 11(1), 43- 64,
- A power control based admission algorithm for maximizing throughput in a CDMA network
Journal of Wireless Personal Communications, 59(4), 741-764,
- A hybrid interactive learning paradigm for an undergraduate Business Decision Making Course
2010 NBEA Conference, Montclair, NJ,