Faculty Director, Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability
Beril Toktay holds the Brady Family Chair and is Faculty Director of the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability, Professor of Operations Management and ADVANCE Professor. Her primary research areas are sustainable operations and supply chain management. Professor Toktay's research has been funded by several National Science Foundation grants and has received distinctions such as the 2010 Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence, first prize in the 2005 and 2006 POMS Wickham Skinner best unpublished paper competitions, and finalist in the EURO 2003 paper competition. Her research articles have appeared in refereed journals such as Management Science, M&SOM, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management and Industrial Ecology. Professor Toktay served as the Coordinator of the Georgia Tech Focused Research Program on Closed-Loop Production Systems, an interdisciplinary group of faculty from Management, Engineering and Public Policy interested in sustainable manufacturing. She was formerly Associate Professor of Operations Management at INSEAD.
Professor Toktay is Area Editor (Environment, Energy and Sustainability) for Operations Research, and Co-Editor of the M&SOM Special Issue on the Environment. She serves as Associate Editor for Management Science and M&SOM. She served as the President of the M&SOM Society and the VP of Finance of the POM Society. At Georgia Tech, she serves as the Scheller College of Business ADVANCE Professor, a role that is focused on supporting the advancement of women in academia.
Professor Toktay has taught Supply Chain Management courses at the PhD, MBA, and Executive Education levels, as well as Operations Management and Operations Research courses at the PhD level. She has developed cases and pedagogical material for MBA and Executive Education audiences. She currently teaches Business Strategies for Sustainability in MBA and executive education programs.