Supply Chain Operations Faculty

The Supply Chain & 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 your to visit their individual web pages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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

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.

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).  

Lisa Cotter
Senior Lecturer
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.

Norman Chervany
Professor Emeritus

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

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.

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.