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Lorena D. Mathien

Associate Professor
(716) 878-5237
Campus Address: Chase Hall 311


Dr. Lorena Mathien received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) in Operations Management and Strategy (minor: Management Information Systems) in 2012, her MBA with a concentration in International Business from UB in 1996, and her BS in Marketing Management from Syracuse University in 1992. She maintains her CPIM (certified in production and inventory management) certification from APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) and her PMP (project management professional) certification from PMI (Project Management Institute). She has over 20 years of industry experience and independently contracts on smaller projects with local companies.

Courses Taught

Strategic Management - Business Capstone

Operations Management

Supply Chain Management

Marketing Research

Principles of Marketing

Project Management for Math and Science Professionals (Graduate)

Communication Strategies for Math and Science Professionals (Graduate)

Special Topics in Business for Math and Science Professionals (Graduate)

Statistics and Probability


Dr. Mathien is currently working on a research stream in logistics outsourcing.  Her works in progress include a comprehensive study of logistics outsourcing practices, as well an empirical study of the application of production competence theory to logistics outsourcing. She also is actively researching Open Education Resources (OER) effectiveness and implementation. 


Dr. Mathien is actively involved in both departmental and institutional service.  She serves on the board of the Western New York Chapter of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals).  She volunteers her time to the community as well through Olmstead Parks and Retree WNY.


Spring 2020 Office Hours (Chase 311)

M/W: 10:30am - 12pm and T: 8:15am - 9:15am


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Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Chase Hall 322
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4239 •  Fax: (716) 878-3009