Dr. Marwan Wafa

Dr. Marwan Wafa specializes in strategic operations management and total system quality improvement as chancellor and professor of decision sciences for Penn State Scranton. His research interests include just-in-time implementation strategies in the manufacturing and service industries, supply chain management, and quality improvement. He’s taught courses in operations management, management science, statistics, quality improvement in operations, and leadership financial management.

Dr. Wafa took the helm as chancellor of Penn State Scranton in July 2015 and has been actively engaged with community leaders and organizations. His priorities for PSSN includes access and affordability, offering 4-year bachelor’s degree programs that are aligned with regional market needs, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, student retention and assessment of student learning outcomes. He established the Center for Business Development and Community Outreach to serve as a bridge between Penn State Scranton and the business community to provide business solutions. The latest is the creation of the Launch Box in South Scranton to provide free help and support to area entrepreneurs.

Currently serves as a vice chair for The Chamber and sits as a board member for LIFE, Geisinger Community Medical Center, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, United Neighborhood Centers, and TecBridge.

Dr. Wafa received his Ph.D. in industrial management and M.S. in management from Clemson University and has a B.S. in civil engineering from Kuwait University.