Dr. Alina Marculetiu

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Alina Marculetiu

Assistant Professor

Management & Marketing

Williamson Hall 3308

phone: (330) 941-3509



Dr. Marculetiu, originally from Romania, brings a richly diverse background to her academic role. With over a decade of teaching experience in various business subjects, including operations and supply chain management, project management, business analysis, analytics, statistics, and finance, she has developed broad expertise in sustainable supply chain management and operations management. Her active involvement in professional organizations like the Decision Sciences Institute and the Institute for Supply Chain Management further enhances this expertise, where she stays updated with the latest industry developments and engages in collaborative innovation.
Her academic journey is distinguished by significant achievements as a recipient of the "Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award" and the "Doctoral Excellence in Teaching Award" during her doctoral studies at Cleveland State University. Dr. Marculetiu's unique blend of artistic flair and environmental passion underpins her commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.
Beyond academia, Dr. Marculetiu is an avid traveler and nature enthusiast. Her love for exploring national and state parks reflects her deep appreciation for the environment. This passion rejuvenates her and enriches her classroom, where she consistently integrates real-world applications and experiential learning. Her approach to education is a harmonious blend of rigorous academic discipline and an insightful understanding of the natural world, inspiring students to see the practical impact of the subject in broader contexts.

Research Interests

sustainable supply chain management
sustainability drivers and barriers
triple bottom line
experiential learning
innovative pedagogical approaches

Teaching Interests

supply chain management
operations management
project management
supply chain analytics

  • Education
    • 2021

      DBA, Supply Chain Management and Business Statistics

      Cleveland State University

      Dissertation/Thesis Title — "Essays of Sustainable Supply Chain Management: An Analysis of Drivers and Barriers"

    • 2011

      MBA, Finance

      Cleveland State University

    • 2009

      BBA, Business Economics

      Cleveland State University

  • Awards and Honors
    • 2024

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Professor in Teaching

    • 2016

      College of Graduate Studies, Cleveland State University

      Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

      Highest university-wide teaching award for graduate students.

    • 2016

      Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University

      Doctoral Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Professional Positions
    • 2021 -

      Youngstown State University

      Assistant Professor

    • 2020 - 2021

      Cleveland State University

      Visiting lecturer

    • 2016 - 2020

      John Carroll University

      Visiting Lecturer

    • 2013 - 2017

      Cleveland State University

      Graduate Teaching Assistant and Tutor

    • 2012 - 2013

      University of Akron

      Adjunct Faculty

    • 2006 - 2009

      Moda Transport Inc.

      Logistics Manager

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2024

      "Aligning Cooperative Supply Chain Relationships with Firm Strategy: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis"

      R. Dangol, R. Eunni, P. Bateman, A. Marculetiu

      Management Research Review

    • 2022

      "A review of how pressures and their sources drive sustainable supply chain management practices"

      A. Marculetiu, C. Ataseven, A. Mackelprang

      Journal of Business Logistics

  • Professional Service
    • 2023 - 2024

      Program Organizer
      MWDSI Student Supply Chain Case Competition

    • 2023 - 2024

      Track Organizer
      Midwest Decisions Sciences Conference Institute (MWDSI) 2024

    • 2023 - 2024

      Session Chair
      Midwest Decisions Sciences Conference Institute (MWDSI) 2024

    • 2023 - 2024

      Program Organizer
      Midwest Decisions Sciences Conference Institute (MWDSI) 2024