Associate Professor of Economics, DeVry University

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Dr. Issam Abu-Ghallous

Associate Professor of Economics, DeVry University


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Issam earned a BA in Business Administration from Bethlehem University in Palestine, an MBA from Lewis University, and a Ph.D. in International Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. Issam joined DeVry University in 2015 and is currently teaching and designing economics and international relations courses. 

Issam has more than 10 years of experience in corporate accounting, finance, and financial systems development. He has participated in research projects focusing on the impact of different economic policies and external shocks on various communities locally and internationally. In addition to his professional career, Issam served as a volunteer through several community-based organizations to assist refugees who arrived from several war-torn countries and who were resettling in the Chicago area.

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Do Predictive Analytics Have a Future in Supply Chain Management?

By Issam Abu-Ghallou & Sid Ahmed Sahnoune

In the initial shock of the “black swan” event that was (and is) COVID, it should come as no surprise that many people questioned the validity and effectiveness of predictive analytics in the supply chain. However, those in the logistics and supply chain field know, “If not predictive analytics, then what?”

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The Implications of High Inflation on Business

By Issam Abu-Ghallous, PhD and Luan Eshtrefi, PhD

One of the most challenging economic dilemmas today, which effects business leaders and consumers, is high inflation. Watch these short videos to hear more about the implications and how to prepare.

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Generational Preferences are Causing a Seismic Shift to the Supply Chain

By Issam Abu-Ghallous

The supply chain disruption that has been dominating the headlines is a complex and multi-faceted issue to be sure. Much has been said and written about what is snarling the global supply chain: too few truck drivers, dormant factories due to COVID, backlogged ports, you name it.

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