Career Academies

World-renowned Faculty

At the core of our highly ranked MBA program are top faculty members who are passionate about teaching and the Strategic Innovation Career Academy.

Tippie faculty members are highly valued by students, businesses, and government and financial agencies for their teaching and research expertise and knowledge of practice. Academic insights and real-world knowledge of management problems form our foundation for teaching.

Tim Lowe

Timothy Lowe

Academic History:

  • - Ph.D. in Operations Research, Northwestern University, 1973
  • - M.E., Iowa State University, 1967
  • - BSIE, Iowa State University, 1965

Expertise: Facility location/design and logistics, mathematical programming theory and applications, production/operations management, supply chain management

Professor Lowe has teaching and research interests in many issues associated with development and management of effective supply chains. His publications include the study of the location of facilities in distribution systems, and production and inventory planning issues for manufacturing companies. He has significant consulting and executive teaching experience in both the U.S. and overseas.

Sara Rynes

Sara Rynes

Academic History:

  • - Ph.D. in Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
  • - M.S. in Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
  • - B.A. in Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974

Expertise: Academic-practitioner relationships, compensation strategies and outcomes, human resource strategies, job search and recruitment pedagogical methods in management instruction

Sara Rynes teaches the Strategic Innovation Career Academy's course on Organizational Change. Her current research focuses on why managers generally prefer intuition and peer opinions over research evidence in making decisions. She recently completed a three-year term as editor-in-chief of the Academy of Management Journal and recently received the Academy of Management's Career Achievement Award from the Human Resources Division for her research on recruitment, selection, compensation, and strategic HR management.

Jeff Ohlmann

Jeffrey Ohlmann
Associate Professor

Academic History:
  • - Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
  • - M.S. in Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
  • - B.S. in Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998

Expertise: Heuristic search, logistics & fleet management, operations research in agriculture, quantitative analysis of sports management

Professor Ohlmann's primary research and teaching focus involves quantitative analysis to improve decision-making processes in a wide array of business fields. Past research projects include the mathematical modeling of decision-making problems in logistics, fleet management, agriculture, and sports management. He collaborates with companies such as Transfreight, LeanCor, and Cargill to analyze and improve business processes through the development of decision support systems.

Timothy Lowe Johannes Ledolter
Professor, Management Sciences/Statistics & Actuarial Science
C. Maxwell Stanley Professor of International Operations Management
Academic History:
  • - Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975
  • - M.S. in Sociology & Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria, 1974
  • - M.S. in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972

Expertise: Applied time series analysis, forecasting, probability and statistics and applications in business, statistical methods for quality and productivity improvement

Professor Ledolter has authored no less than six published books. Ledolter has considerable teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad (Vienna University of Business and Economics) and frequently consults for U.S. and European companies on forecasting and process improvement issues.