- Special Advisor to the Dean
MBA University of Chicago
MS, Management Science and Operations Research, IIT
Mr. Safar served as INTM Program Director from 2010 to 2021. He has overseen the growth of international partnerships with INTM and Illinois Tech, and managed an increasing number of students completing graduate Special Projects with INTM faculty.
Prior to becoming Director, Mr. Safar developed and taught INTM courses on Industrial Logistics and Inventory Control, and taught in other departments at Illinois Tech. He began his higher education career as Dean of Enrollment Management and Professor of Operations Research at East West University where he also taught courses in Production and Operations Management, Management Science, Economics, Corporate Finance, Stock Market and Investment, and Project Management. His professional experience includes grants administration, institutional research and analysis, financial planning and budgeting, and long-range strategic planning.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Association for Operations Management (APICS), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)