PhD, North Carolina State University
MBA, Georgia Institute of Technology
BS, North Carolina State University
Dr. Altinoz's PhD work in using fuzzy logic to support supplier selection decisions resulted in two invention disclosures (patent applications) for the University, including a new method for writing complex decision rules using standard English expressions. He has written several decision support tools, incorporating statistical analysis, action workflow mapping, and fuzzy logic inference chains.
Dr. Altinoz's research interests have evolved over the years. Starting with decision sciences and supply chain management fields, he has recently worked on analyzing the financial system and the banking industry. He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management.
Before joining Kaplan University, Dr. Altinoz taught in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system at East Carolina University (ECU) and UNC Chapel Hill. He took the lead in developing a new supply chain management curriculum in both ECU and Kaplan University, helping to create a new concentration program in both schools. In 2016, he was voted the graduate professor of the year by students. Prior to focusing on academia, Dr. Altinoz worked for IBM in Atlanta and consulted with Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis).