Dr. Ling Li is university professor and eminent scholar at Old Dominion University. She chairs the department of IT and decision sciences and serves as the director of master of science in maritime trade and supply chain management. Her areas of specialization include supply chain analytics, healthcare management and the role of technology on company performance. She has published over 140 peer-refereed research articles in high-quality journals, three books, encyclopedia articles, business cases and conference proceeding papers. She serves as the First Secretary of International Federation for Information Processing, and as area editor, associate editor and editorial board member of several journals. She is a certified fellow of the Association of Supply Chain Management. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her teaching excellence, scholarly contributions and service commitment.