Mohsen Attaran is the 2004-05 Millie Ablin Outstanding Professor of Management at California State University, Bakersfield. He obtained his Ph.D. in Systems Science with specializations in Operations Management and Business Forecasting from Portland State University. He is the author/co-author of three books, over 100 peer-reviewed research papers, and ten commercial software packages. Professor Attaran’s research agenda lies in the interface of operations, knowledge management, and information technology. Much of his current research is focused on studying technology and its societal impacts and identifying the implications for individuals and businesses. Moreover, he is interested in issues arising in the operations of internet-based markets. His research has been widely published in the major professional journals in his field such as the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Systems Management, Business Horizons, Information & Management, Supply Chain Management Journal, Industrial Management, and Applied Economics.
He has taught in the Europe, and the Middle East, and was a three-time recipient of the Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award for outstanding performance in teaching, research and community services. In 2006 and 2016, he was nominated for Wang Family Excellence Award and in 1996 he was honored as recipient of the El Paso Natural Gas Faculty Achievement Award.
Professor Attaran was president of the National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association Educational Institute and served as an educational consultant for the National Institute for Pension Administrators for 10 years. He has been a consultant for public and private organizations and has conducted numerous in-house workshops and seminars for Fortune 1000 companies. He is the founder and president of IES, Inc. a Web and Mobile App Development Company. For the past 20 years, IES, helped several thousand for-profit and nonprofit organizations establish, expand, and strengthen their digital brand presence on the Internet. He has founded, launched and managed several businesses in his career in a variety of technological fields including a Telehealth Doctor Visits, a subscription based virtual business, and a few non-profit organizations.