Rajat Panwar, PhD

Dr. Rajat Panwar is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Business Management. Dr. Panwar has a versatile academic background that includes researching and teaching in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. He has earned two doctoral degrees- one in the forest sector business sustainability (Oregon State University, USA), and the other in strategic managment (Grenoble École de Management, France). A native of India, Dr. Panwar found his way to Appalachian mountains after having lived in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and British Columbia) and US Mid-West (Northern Wisconsin). 

Dr. Panwar publishes his research in Business, Forestry, and inter-disciplinary journals. His previous work has appeared in Business and Society, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Organization and Environment, Journal of Public Affairs, Forest Policy and Economics, among others. He has co-edited two books: The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects (CRC Press) and Forests, Business, and Sustainability (Routledge). Dr. Panwar is also an Affiliate Faculty at the College of Forestry, Oregon State University, and a Faculty Associate with the Governance, Markets, and Environment (GEM) Initiative at Yale University. Dr. Panwar is the Editor of the journal Bioproducts Business.


Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of Management

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6225

Fax: (828) 262-8685

Office address
4091 Peacock Hall