Dr. Mehmet Barut earned the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science degrees in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He earned his doctorate in industrial management in 1999 from Clemson University. He worked as a visiting professor at Clemson University, then joined the WSU faculty in 2000. He designed and introduced the master degree STEM program in Management Science and Supply Chain Management in 2018. He is currently the chair of the department and director for the garduate programs in Supply Chain Management. 

Dr. Barut's major research streams are in the area of Yield Management , Supply Chain Management, Information Integration, and Problem Based Learning. 

Dr. Barut has been teaching courses in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management, Management Science, and Project Management.


Areas of Research Interest

Revenue Management in order driven operations; information sharing and usage; information flow theory; blockchain technology; optimization; heuristics; empirtical studies; problem based learning

Areas of Teaching Interest


- Intro to Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management and Logistics 


- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Risk Management in Supply Chain
- Project Management
- Supply Management
- Advanced Demand Management

  1. Sener, A., Barut, M., Dag, A. and Yildirim, M.B, 2021, "Impact of Commitment, Information Sharing, and Information Usage on Supplier Performance: A Bayesian Belief Network Approach," Annals of Operations Research, Vol 303, Pages: 125-158 (online published in 2019) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10479-019-03504-8
  2. Sener, A., Barut, M., Oztekin, A., Avcilar, M.Y., and Yildirim, M.B, 2019, “The Role of Information Usage in a Retail Supply Chain: A Causal Data Mining and Analytical Modeling Approach,” Journal of Business Research, 99, Issue: June, Pages: 87-104
  3. Ihtiyar, A., Barut, M., and Gulsah, H, 2019, “Experiential marketing, social judgements, and customer shopping experience in emerging markets,” Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 31 Issue: 2, pp.499-515
  4. Barut, M., Soares, M.A., de Araujo, A.M.P., and Kanet, J., 2016, “Problem-Based Learning in Accountancy: An Empirical Study”, Journal of Research and Methods in Education, IOSR, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 50-58
  5. Barut, M., Yildirim, M.B., and Sridharan, V., 2015, Effectiveness of capacity rationing heuristics in make to order environment,” International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 7, No. 2, pp. 136-156.
  6. Muthitachareon, A., Barut, M. and Saeed, K.A., 2014, “The Role of Uncertainty Stemming from Product Monetary Value in Online Auctions: The Case of Search Goods,” International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 19, No. 1, pp. 65–98.
  7. Ozkul, A., Yilmaz, H., and Barut, M, 2012 “Commodity bundling in the supply chain: A simulation study,” International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 7, No. 1, pp. 114-137
  8. Yildirim, M.B., T. Keskinturk, and Barut, 2012, “An Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Load Balancing in Parallel Machines with Sequence Dependent Setup Times,” Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 39, No.6, pp. 1225–1235.
  9. Koseoglu, S.D. and Barut, 2011, “Market Earnings Risks and Spillover Effects in Tramp Shipping Industry,” International Journal of Decision Sciences, Vol. 2, N0.1, pp.37-53.
  10. Ozkul, A. and Barut, 2009, Measuring supply chain relationships: a social network approach” International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp 38-61.
  11. Barut, M., M.B. Yildirim, and K.Kilic, 2006, “Designing a Global Multi-Disciplinary Classroom: A Learning Experience in Supply Chain Logistics Management,” International Journal of Engineering Education, 22, No 5, pp. 1105-1114
  12. Barut, M., R. Brown, N. M. Freund, J. May, and E. Reinhart, 2006, “RFID and Corporate Responsibility: Hidden Costs in RFID Implementation,” Business and Society Review, 111, No. 3, pp. 287-303
  13. Cakar, T., M. B. Yildirim, and Barut, 2005, “A Neuro-Genetic Approach to Design and Planning of a Manufacturing Cell,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 16, No. 4/5., pp.453-462
  14. Barut, M. and V. Sridharan, 2005, "Revenue Management in Order Driven Production Systems," Decision Sciences Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 287-316.
  15. Barut, M. and V. Sridharan, 2004, “Design and Evaluation of a Dynamic Capacity Apportionment Procedure,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 155, Iss. 1, pp. 112-133.
  16. Kanet, J. J. and Barut, 2003, “Deploying Problem-Based Learning in the Teaching of Production and Operations Management,” Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 99-118 (a Wickham Skinner Award 2001 Finalist paper)
  17. Erol, I. and Barut, 2003, “Developing Knowledge Based Decision Support Tool for ERP Software Selection,” Journal of Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University, Vol. 58, No.1, pp. 71-96.
  18. Barut, M., W. Faisst, J. J. Kanet, 2002, “Measuring supply chain coupling: An information system perspective,” European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 8(3): 161-171.

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Awards and Honors
  • Faculty Risk Taker Award, Wichita State UNiversity, 2021
  • The Researcher of the Year Award, W. Frank Barton School of Business, 2020
  • Del Roskam Service Award, ISM-Wichita, 2017
  • President’s Service Award, WSU, 2016
  • Online Faculty Fellow, WSU, 2016
  • Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) Appreciation for Higher Education Service Award, 2015
  • Leadership Academy Fellow, WSU, 2014-2015
  • Essential Board Member Certification, MSBA, 2015
  • Barton Fellow, Barton School of Business, WSU, 2008-2010
  • Invited Judge at International Sustainable World Project Olympiad, High School International Research Competition, 2008
  • Nominated for Excellence in Research Award, multiple years
  • Nominated for Academic for Effective Teaching, multiple years
  • Nominated for Excellence in Teaching, multiple years
  • Invited and included into Emerging Scholars Group Program, POMS, 2005
  • The Researcher of the year Award, W. Frank Barton School of Business, 2005
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Business Higher Education, 2003
  • 2001 Wickham Skinner Award Finalist for Teaching Innovation by Production Operations Management Society
  • New Faculty Development Consortium, Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, November 1999
  • Included in POMS Chronicle, May 1998
  • POMS- Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Santa Fe, NM, March 1998
  • SE Informs Conference Best Paper Award in Information Technology and Systems and Artificial Intelligent Track, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 1997
  • Recipient of Turkish Higher Education Counsel’s Ph.D. Scholarship, $85000,  1993
Areas of Service

Service to Academic Profession & Community

  • Institute of Supply Chain Management, Wichita, Board Member and Technology Chair (2015-present)
  • Community Advisory Board Member, KPTS, Channel 8 of Wichita (2014-2015)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Decision Sciences (Since 2010)
  • Board of Director, Frontiers Charter Schools, Inc., Kansas City, MO; Member 2008 – 2016;

2022 – present); Governance Chair (2013 - 2016); Finance Chair (2022-2025)

  • INFORMS: Chapter/Fora Committee member (2012-2013)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Decision Sciences Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of

Production Research, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, International Journal of Electronic Commerce;

  • Session Chair, Discussant, Reviewer at DSI, POMS and INFORMS
  • Members of DSI, POMS, INFORMS, PMI, and ISM.

College and University wide:

  • President’s Diversity Council, Member (2016 – present)
    • Marketing and Communications (2021 – present)
    • Retention and Engagement of Diverse Groups (2019 – 2021)
    • Enrollment, Admission, and Retention (EAR) Subcommittee Member (2016-2019)
  • University Faculty Ombudsperson, 2015-2022
  • President’s Innovation and Advisory Council, Leader (2018-2019), Member (2018-2020)
  • WSU Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Board of Directors, Member (2015 – 2021)
  • WSU Strategic Planning Committee, Member (2019-2020)
  • President’s Faculty Advisory Committee, Member, (2015 – 2016)
  • WSU-WATC Technical College Merge Feasibility - Faculty Task Force (2015-2016)
  • University Program Review Committee, Member (2013-2016)
  • University Traffic Police Advisory Board Member (2015-2016)
  • University Task Force/Search Appointments
    • Graduate School Dean Search Committee, Member (2018-2019)
    • WSU Vice-President for Finance and Administration Search Committee, Member (2016)
    • WSU 101 Task Force, Member (2014)
    • Mechanical & Bio Engineering Task Force, Member (2012)
  • Faculty Senate Service
    • Current
      • Chair Policy Revisit Task Force, Member (2018-present)
      • Business School At-Large Faculty Senator (2018 – 2020; 2022 - 2024)
      • Faculty Support Committee – Member (2017-present); Chair (2017—2019)
      • Faculty Senate Past Presidents Council, Member, (2017 – present)
    • Past
      • University At-Large Faculty Senator (2013-2018)
      • Faculty Senate Executive Committee Member (2012-2013; 2015-2016; 2017-2018)
      • Faculty Senate President (2014-2015); President Elect (2013-2014)
      • University Faculty Affairs Committee, Member and Chair (2015-2017)
      • Faculty Senator - Department Rep (2010-2013)
      • University Exception Committee (2005 –2013), Chair (2009-20013)
      • University Rules Committee, Chair (2013-2014)
    • Barton School of Business
      • Strategic Planning Committee (2020 – present)
      • Funded Research Committee (2020 – present)
      • Graduate Program Committee (2020 – present)
    • GRASP (Graduate Research & Scholarly Projects) Editorial Board Member (2012-2016)
    • University Tenure and Promotion Committee, Member (2012-2014); Secretary (2013)
    • MIS Faculty Search Committee, Member (2010-2011)
    • Department Tenure & Promotion Committee Chair (2008)
    • Faculty Grievance Pool Appointment (2006 – 2009)
    • University Blackboard Advisory Committee, Member (2003 – 2007)
    • Undergraduate Admissions/Exceptions Committee (2003 – 2005)
    • MIS Curriculum Revisiting Committee (2003)
    • MIS Faculty Search Committee (2003-2004)
    • Advisor for Student Association for Interfaith Dialog (2009 – 2016)
    • Advisor for Turkish Student Association (2000 – 2009)
    • Dissertation Co-Advisory and Committee Member
    • Master Thesis/Project Advisory
    • Coordinator for Master Program in Management Science and Supply Chain Management