Supply Chain & Operations Department Faculty

The Supply Chain and Operations Department faculty are a group of scholars that embrace both research and teaching. The faculty team actively focuses on problem-driven research using a variety of strong research methodologies. Virtually every faculty member contributes to business-sponsored, problem-driven research.

To learn more about our faculty, we invite you to visit their individual web pages.

Hailong Cui
Assistant Professor

Hailong Cui's main research interest is Supply Chain (Sustainability) and Retail Operations (Returns, Food/Grocery Delivery).

Karen Donohue
Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Operations

Karen Donohue is an expert in supply chain management and behavioral operations. Her research examines methods for coordinating inventory and distribution decisions across supply chains, as well as ways to align supply chain activities to improve environmental outcomes.

Necati Ertekin
Assistant Professor

Necati Ertekin is an Assistant Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., he served in the Navy as an officer for eight years and resigned as Lieutenant.

Susan Meyer-Goldstein
Associate Professor

Susan Meyer Goldstein is an associate professor of Supply Chain and Operations. She earned her BS in Genetics and Cell Biology and MBA at the University of Minnesota and her PhD in Operations Management from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include service process design, management, and improvement.

Ximin (Natalie) Huang
Assistant Professor

Ximin (Natalie) Huang is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Operations at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MPhil and a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on supply chain management and sustainable operations.

Anant Mishra
Professor, Andrew Van de Ven Professorship in Supply Chain

Anant Mishra is the Andrew Van de Ven Professor in Supply Chain and Operations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His current research interests derive from contemporary real world issues in the areas of innovation, public sector operations, public health supply chains, and emerging market operations.

Christopher Nachtsheim
Professor and Frank A. Donaldson Chair in Operations Management

Christopher J. Nachtsheim is the Frank A. Donaldson Chair of Operations Management in the Supply Chain and Operations Department of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Nachtsheim received and his Ph.D.

Karthik Natarajan
Associate Professor

Karthik Natarajan is an associate professor of Supply Chain and Operations at the Carlson School of Management and a Fellow of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph. D.

Rachna Shah
Professor
Rachna Shah is a Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management.  Professor Shah’s research is focused on two main questions: 1) how do firms achieve superior performance and 2) why do firms experience failures. In examining superior performance, Rachna uses the lens of lean production.
Kingshuk Sinha
Professor, Department Chair and Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain
Kingshuk K. Sinha is a Professor and Chair of the Supply Chain and Operations Department, and is the holder of the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain. He also serves as a Graduate Faculty in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Dayton Steele
Assistant Professor

Dayton Steele is an Assistant Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  His research uses structural estimation and field experiments as techniques to study new innovative processes at retail chains.

Steven Huchendorf
Senior Lecturer

Steve Huchendorf is a Senior Lecturer with a Doctor of Arts Degree in Economics from Illinois State University.  Recipient of a Carlson School of Management, Outstanding Teaching Award, 2014 and the Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003.  Voted by Carlson School of Management students as Outstanding Faculty of the Year, 2007 and Outstanding Honors Faculty of the Year, 2006.  Nominated by the Carls

Bhupinder Juneja
Senior Lecturer
Bhupinder Juneja is a Senior Lecturer in the Supply Chain and Operations department at the Carlson School of Management.
David Quimby
Senior Lecturer

David Quimby’s background includes extensive experience in distribution operations, supply chain management, logistics engineering and systems analysis in the private and public sectors.

John Anderson
Professor Emeritus

John Anderson is an Emeritus Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department, past Associate Dean of Administration, and past Operations and Management Sciences Department Chair within the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Norman Chervany
Professor Emeritus

Norman Chervany is an Emeritus Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Arthur Hill
Professor Emeritus

Arthur V. Hill (Art) an Emeritus Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department in the Carlson School of Management.  He has been awarded numerous teaching awards at the Carlson School and was recognized as an outstanding instructor in several national publications including Business Week.

William Li
Professor Emeritus

William Li is an Emeritus Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management.  He received his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the Tsinghua University in China, and both his M.S. and his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He had worked at Ford Motor Company prior to joining the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota.

Kevin Linderman
Professor Emeritus

Kevin Linderman is an Emeritus Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department in the Carlson School of Management.   He holds a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Minnesota State University, MS in mathematics from Miami University, an MS in management science at Case Western Reserve University, and a PhD in operations from Case Western Reserve University.

Roger Schroeder
Professor Emeritus

Roger Schroeder is an Emeritus Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations in the Carlson School of Management.  Roger holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering, with high distinction, a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and he has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

Robert Azman
Senior Lecturer

Bob Azman is Founder and CEO of Innovative CX Solutions, LLC.  Innovative CX Solutions, LLC is a Customer Experience Consulting specializing in CX Design and Execution, Sales and Service Experience Design and Talent Development.  He is currently the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Customer Experience Professional Association (CXPA.org).  

Greg Good
Teaching Specialist

Greg is in his second academic year as a member of the Supply Chain and Operations Department adjunct faculty at the Carlson School.  In July 2021, Greg retired from Cargill, Incorporated after a 38-year career with the company.  Greg worked with five different Cargill businesses and two corporate functions, gaining expertise in trading and risk management, sales management, process improvement

Jeff Muradian
Senior Lecturer
Learn about the Jeff Muradian, a senior lecturer at the Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota.
Sunil Singh
Senior Lecturer and Professional Director, MS SCM Program

Sunil Singh is a Senior Lecturer in the Supply Chain and Operations department, at the Carlson School of Management.

Peter Thomas in an instructor for the graduate course Process Improvement Methods in the Supply Chain and Operations Department.
Kevin Wilde
Senior Lecturer

Kevin Wilde currently serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  He teaches applied leadership in a number of graduate courses.  His current research topics include leadership coachability, executive derailment and contemporary talent development.

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