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Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty


Kurt Anstreicher

Professor of Management Sciences, Senior Associate Dean, & complimentary appointment, Department of Computer Science
Gary C. Fethke Chair in Leadership

 C120 (PBB)      319-335-0865      kurt-anstreicher@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Operations Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1983
  • BA in Mathematics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1978
EXPERTISE:

Interior-Point Algorithms, Linear and Nonlinear Programming, Nonlinear Integer Programming


Jennifer Blackhurst

Professor, Faculty Director, MBA Business Analytics Career Academy
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W236 (PBB)      319-335-0643      jennifer-blackhurst@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa, 2002
  • MS in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1997
  • BS in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1995

Samuel Burer

Professor, and Director, Business Analytics Graduate Program
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 S346 (PBB)      319-335-0931      samuel-burer@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Georgia, 1997
EXPERTISE:

Mathematical optimization, Operations research


Ann Campbell

Professor and Director, PhD Program in Management Sciences
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W244 (PBB)      319-335-0918      ann-campbell@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering (Optimization), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000
  • BA in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 1993
  • BA in Economics, Rice University, 1993
EXPERTISE:

Inventory routing problems, Logistics problems inspired by disaster relief and preparation, Probabilistic routing problems, Routing and Pricing for B2C E-Commerce, Routing to reduce emissions, Transportation network design


Renato de Matta

Associate Professor and Director, Undergraduate Program
Larry and Lori Wright Research Fellow

 W232 (PBB)      319-335-0956      renato-dematta@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Decision Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • ME in Industrial Engineering, University of the Philippines, 1979
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, University of the Philippines, 1977
EXPERTISE:

Flexible manufacturing systems, Integer programming, Logistics, Operations management, Production planning and scheduling, Service Operations, Supply chain management


Philip Jones

Professor
Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Family Chair in Manufacturing Productivity

 S282 (PBB)      319-335-3737      philip-c-jones@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
  • PhD in Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
  • MS in Operations Research, Stanford University, 1974
  • BIE, Georgia Tech, 1973
EXPERTISE:

Capital equipment acquisition and implementation, Designing and improving manufacturing material management systems, Manufacturing policy, Manufacturing productivity and logistics


Johannes Ledolter

Professor, Management Sciences/Statistics & Actuarial Science
Robert Thomas Holmes Professor

 S352 (PBB)      319-335-3814      johannes-ledolter@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975
  • MS in Sociology and Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria, 1974
  • MS in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972
EXPERTISE:

Applied time series analysis, Data mining, Forecasting, International Business Education, Probability and statistics for engineering and physical sciences, Statistical applications in business, Statistical methods for quality and productivity improvement (Six Sigma), Statistics, Statistics in Medicine, especially Anesthesia, Surgery, and Ophthalmology


Qihang Lin

Assistant Professor
 S380 (PBB)      319-335-0988      qihang-lin@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Operations Research, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
  • BS in Mathematical Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2008
EXPERTISE:

Algorithmic Crowdsourcing, Convex Optimization, Machine Learning, Stochastic Optimization


Jeffrey Ohlmann

Associate Professor and Co-Director, Management Sciences Undergraduate Program
Huneke Research Fellow

 S372 (PBB)      319-335-0837      jeffrey-ohlmann@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
  • MS in Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998
EXPERTISE:

Heuristic Optimization, Logistics & Routing, Operations Research in Agriculture, Sports Analytics


Gautam Pant

Associate Professor and Co-Director, Management Sciences Undergraduate Program
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W356 (PBB)      319-335-0961      gautam-pant@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Business Administration, The University of Iowa, 2004
  • MS in Computer Science, Baylor University, 1999
  • BE in Computer Engineering, VJTI, University of Mumbai, 1996
EXPERTISE:

Analytics, Business Intelligence, Online Visibility, Web Mining


Nick Street

Professor and Department Executive Officer
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management Sciences

 S210 (PBB)      319-335-1016      nick-street@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
  • MS in Computer Science, DePaul University, 1990
  • BA in Mathematics and Computer Science, Drake University, 1985
EXPERTISE:

Biomedical informatics, Data mining, Machine learning, Mathematical programming


Barrett Thomas

Associate Professor
Gary C. Fethke Research Fellow

 W272 (PBB)      319-335-0938      barrett-thomas@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002
  • MS in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999
  • BA in Mathematics and Economics, Grinnell College, 1996
EXPERTISE:

Finite horizon stochastic dynamic programming, Heuristic Search, Logistics, Vehicle routing


Kang Zhao

Assistant Professor
 S224 (PBB)      319-335-3831      kang-zhao@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  • MS in Computer Science, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2006
  • BE in Electrical and Information Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, 2003
EXPERTISE:

social network analysis, social media mining, social computing, business analytics, supply-chain networks, agent-based models.


Xun Zhou

Assistant Professor
 S280 (PBB)      319-384-3335      xun-zhou@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • MS in Computer Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2009
  • BS in Computer Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2007
EXPERTISE:

Spatial/spatiotemporal data analytics and mining, spatial database, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Lecturers


Michael Colbert

Adjunct Lecturer
 S338 (PBB)      319-335-0897      michael-colbert@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • BS in Recreation Management, Culver Stockton College, 1994

Kevin Felker

Lecturer
 W306 (PBB)      319-335-0851      kevin-felker@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MS in Information Management, Arizona State University, 1998
  • MPA in City Management/Urban Planning, Eastern Michigan University, 1994
  • BS in Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1986

Yvonne Galusha

Lecturer
 S378 (PBB)      319-353-2230      yvonne-galusha@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MBA, Wichita State University, 1991
  • BS in Computer Science, Graceland University, 1981
EXPERTISE:

Computer Security, Information Systems Development Processes, Microsoft Office Software, Multimedia Web based Applications, Programing Visual Basic Client and Web Applications with ASP.NET, Visual Basic for Applications Macro Programming


George Hollins

Lecturer
 S204 (PBB)      319-335-0972      george-hollins@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MBA in Organizational Leadership, St. Ambrose University, 2007

Patrick Johanns

Lecturer
 W274 (PBB)      319-335-0949      patrick-johanns@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Operations Management, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1995
  • MBA in Management Sciences, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1991
  • BS in Microbiology, The University of Iowa, 1986
EXPERTISE:

Big Data Analysis, Community Development in Africa, International Supply Chain Management, Management of Non-Profit Organizations, Mathematical and Computer Modeling


Adjunct and Visiting Faculty


Thomas Bednar

Lecturer
 W383 (PBB)      319-335-0988      thomas-bednar@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • BBA in Accounting and Finance, The University of Iowa, 1973

James Chaffee

Assistant Dean, Information Technology and Facilities, and Adjunct Lecturer
 C240E (PBB)      319-335-0797      james-chaffee@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Educational Technology, University of Illinois Springfield, 2001
  • BS in Secondary English, California University of PA, 1990
EXPERTISE:

Computer Forensics, Information Technology Management in Higher Education, Instructional Design, Networking, Online teaching using Microsoft Kinect


Joy Donald

Adjunct Lecturer
 319-855-3636      joydonald1@gmail.com

Academic History:
  • MBA in Focus: Strategy & Organization Development, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2002
  • BA in Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, CA, 1995

Richard Jerz

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 S210 (PBB)      319-335-0858      richard-jerz@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1997
  • MBA, St. Ambrose University, 1984
  • BS in Industrial Engineeering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1978

Graduate Assistants and Fellows


Nicole Becklinger

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S221 (PBB)      319-335-6008      nicole-becklinger@uiowa.edu


Kiran Bichugatti

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S221 (PBB)      319-335-0978      kiran-bichugatti@uiowa.edu


Fahrettin Cakir

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S243 (PBB)      319-335-0966      fahrettin-cakir@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2015
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2010
  • BA in Economics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006
  • BS in Mathematics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006

Xi Chen

Graduate Research Assistant
 S243 (PBB)      319-335-0966      xi-chen-3@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in International Business, International Business School, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 2011
  • BA in Business Administration, International Business School, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 2007

Junfei Hu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S221 (PBB)      319-335-0922      junfei-hu@uiowa.edu


Matthew Janechek

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S243 (PBB)      319-335-0966      matthew-janechek@uiowa.edu


Huan Jin

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S343 (PBB)      319-335-0978      huan-jin@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • BS in Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China, 2008
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MA in Management Science and Engineering, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2011

Michael Lash

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S243 (PBB)      319-335-0966      michael-lash@uiowa.edu


Yuanyang Liu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S343 (PBB)      319-335-0922      yuanyang-liu@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2014
  • MA in Economics, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2011
  • BS in Management, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China, 2009

Runchao Ma

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S243 (PBB)      319-335-0966      runchao-ma@uiowa.edu


Mrutyunjaya Parida

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S343 (PBB)      319-335-0978      mrutyunjaya-parida@uiowa.edu


Michael Redmond

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S283 (PBB)      319-335-0969      michael-a-redmond@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MBA in Supply Chain Management & Analytics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2015
  • MEd in Secondary Education, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 2013
  • BA in Spanish, College of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 2011
  • BS in Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 2011

John Rios Rodriguez

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S343 (PBB)      319-335-0978      john-riosrodriguez@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • ME in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2011
  • BE in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2008

Venous Roshdibenam

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S243 (PBB)      319-335-0966      venous-roshdibenam@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MSc in Industrial Engineering (Social Economic Systems Engineering), College of Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Branch, Tehran, Iran, 2013
  • BSc in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Justin Serebro

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S283 (PBB)      319-335-0969      justin-serebro@uiowa.edu


Amit Ashok Shah

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S243 (PBB)      319-335-0966      amitashok-shah@uiowa.edu


Bhupesh Shetty

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S221 (PBB)      319-335-0922      bhupesh-shetty@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • MBA in Operations, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2013
  • BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka, India, 2005

John Stoebe

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S221 (PBB)      319-335-0922      john-stoebe@uiowa.edu


Amin Vahedian Khezerlou

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S283 (PBB)      319-335-0969      amin-vahediankhezerlou@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MSc in Information Technology, School of Industrial Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2013
  • BE in Information Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran, 2011

Silviya Valeva

Graduate Research Assistant
 S343 (PBB)      319-335-0978      silviya-valeva@uiowa.edu


Wenjun Wang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S283 (PBB)      319-335-0969      wenjun-wang@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MS in Computer Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2002
  • ME in Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1994
  • BE in Solid Mechanics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 1991

Xi Wang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S343 (PBB)      319-335-0978      xi-wang-1@uiowa.edu


Nicholas Woyak

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S283 (PBB)      319-335-0969      nicholas-woyak@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BS in Mathematics, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, USA, 2015

Guanglin Xu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S221 (PBB)      319-335-0922      guanglin-xu@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MS in Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, 2012
  • MS in Management Science, Dalian University of Technology, 2007
  • BS in Metalic Matrial Engineering, Dalian University of Iowa, 2005

Zheng Yi

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S221 (PBB)      319-335-0922      zheng-yi@uiowa.edu


Xiaofan Zhuang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S283 (PBB)      319-335-0969      xiaofan-zhuang@uiowa.edu