Albany State-CALM

Meet the Staff

Dr. Michael Rogers, Ph.D - Interim Dean of the College of Business At Albany State Unversity.


Dr. Juan Jaramillio, Ph.D - Academic Coordinator & Professor of SCLM at Albany State University

Dr. Jaramillio is an assistant professor at Albany State University. He holds a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering  from West Virginia University. Dr. Jaramillio has been employed in industry and academia.He previously worked for five years as a production manager at Colcerámica S.A, the third-largest ceramics producer in the Americas. His duties included the development and implementation of quality and optimization projects involving predictive process control and statistics process control. He has worked with undergraduate and masters students in the field of industrial engineering and business administration. His published re search spans the fields of quality management, operations management, logistics, and supply chain management. He has been published in different journals such as Computer & Operations Research and the International Journal of Production Research among others. He has also presented in the Institute of Operation Research (INFORMS) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) annual conferences.


Dr. Damitha Bandara, Ph.D - Associate Professor of SCLM at Albany State University

Damitha Bandara joined the College of Business of Albany State University in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to joining the Albany State faculty, he served the Department of Mathematical Sciences of Clemson University as a visiting Assistant Professor. Damitha Bandara earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2002. He received his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 2010 and Doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering in 2012 from Clemson University, SC. Dr. Damitha Bandara was awarded numerous honors and awards during his graduate studies. His research interests mainly focus on Logistic and Supply Chain Management. In addition, he is interested in optimally allocating resources in Emergency Medical Service (EMS) systems. To achieve these goals he creates analytical models using techniques such as simulation, dynamic programming, applied probability, queuing theory and mathematical programming. Research/Working Interest
Simulation, Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Optimization, Applications of Operations Research, Mathematical Modeling and Computational Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Six Sigma Quality


Wallace Rich, MA, MS, MBA, C.P.M., LSSGB, ICCM-F - Director of the Center for Advanced Logistics Management (CALM) in the College of Business at Albany State University.

Mr. Rich has 20+ years of experience in supply chain, logistics, procurement and contracting in both government and commercial manufacturing environments. His experience includes SAP and Oracle "ERP" systems. His specific experience includes production planning, materials management, quality control, logistics, inventory control, shipping and receiving, government acquisitions and contract administration. He has worked as a senior buyer at BAE Systems, a prime contractor to the Department of Defense and a senior buyer specializing software and materials procurement at the Savannah River Site for the Department of Energy.  

Mr. Rich earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Brenau University and a Master of Science degree in Management, Leadership and Organizational-effectiveness at Troy University and a Master of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University. He holds a Certified Purchasing Manager "C.P.M." designation from "ISM" the Institute for Supply Management and an Industry Certification in Contract Management - Federal, Level one "ICCM-F" from "NCMA" the National Contract Managment Association. Mr. Rich is also certified in Lean Six Sigma to the Green belt level. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and Information Systems from Kennesaw State University and an Associate of Science degree from Darton College in Business.