Dr. James Minas is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and Decision Sciences in the Management Department of the Ithaca College School of Business. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. Dr Minas' research is focused on quantitative modelling of complex decision problems, application areas he has worked on include: disaster preparedness and response, buyer-supplier contracts and supply chain resilience. His work has been published in leading journals such as Annals of Operations Research, Computers & Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research and Omega. He currently teaches the Business Analytics & Technology and Intermediate Business Analytics courses.