Dr. Darren Prokop

Professor of Logistics

Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Darren Prokop

Biography

Dr. Darren Prokop joined UAA in 2000, reaching the rank of full Professor in 2010. Originally from Canada, Darren worked for many years in business, government, and academia.

Darren received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Manitoba in 1999. Prior to his academic career he worked in government as an economist and in the private sector in manufacturing and inventory planning.

His goal at UAA is to help the College of Business and Public Policy achieve its mission for Alaska and beyond.

Dr. Prokop loves teaching! He's been teaching in universities since 1993. Darren makes it his personal mission to take complex topics and boil them down to common sense. This helps us to understand what’s truly going on in business systems or in the public policy-making process. He's always said, "if you can’t explain it simply, you simply can’t explain it."

Courses

Professor Prokop teaches Economics of Transportation, Principles of Microeconomics, International Logistics & Transportation Management, and Foundations of Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

Contributions

  • Dr. Prokop introducing the CBPP International Business Minor

    Dr. Prokop introduces the CBPP International Business Minor showing UAA students all the opportunities that await them by adding this 18-credit minor to their degree studies. Alaska is an important U.S.-Asia international business gateway and this video only scratches the surface of this rich area of study, career development, and scholarship.

  • Dr. Prokop moderating panel discussion on Alaska's petroleum industry

    Dr. Prokop moderates panel discussion on Alaska's petroleum industry

  • Dr. Prokop explains logistics

    Dr. Darren Prokop explains what logistics is all about.

Research

Additional Research

Education & Affiliations

Education

University of Manitoba, PhD in Transportation Economics; Public Finance
The University of Manitoba, MA in Economics
The University of Winnipeg, BA in Economics

Affiliations

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
The Canada-America Society (CAS)
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
American Economic Association (AEA)
Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF)

Interests

  • Dr. Prokop with caribou

    Always up for mountain biking... alone or with a friend.

  • Dr. Prokop with globe

    Studying geography & business.

  • Dr. Prokop on glacier

    Reaching Alaska's coolest places.