David Rapien

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David Rapien

Director, Kolodzik Business Scholars (KBS) and Associate Professor-Educator, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems

3454 Carl H. Lindner Hall


David Rapien is KBS Director and Associate Professor-Educator of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems. He has served as the Undergraduate Director of Information Systems and received awards for teaching and service excellence, including the EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award, Boyd Innovation Award, UC’s Barbour Award, and Cincinnati Magazine’s Educator of the Year. Professor Rapien has taught for Universities in Cairo and Atlanta, given talks to national organizations, and developed and led programs to Germany, Ireland and Scotland, as well as domestic programs to Atlanta and San Francisco. Beyond Lindner, Dave owns multiple companies with international sales in software development, consulting, and cold treats, has coached track for over thirty years, and previously taught high school for seventeen years.