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OPERA​TIONS 

Welcome to the Operations Department of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Our Operations' faculty has strong analytic expertise pertaining to empirical research,modeling, applied statistics, computer applications and data analysis. Many of our faculty have extensive international teaching and research experience. These are unifying forces within our Area.


Today the faculty's applied research interests span not only classic manufacturing topics but service operations, supply chain management, quality, and sustainability as well. The methodologies encompass survey research, empirical-based strategy, mathematical modeling, and simulation.


We have strong ties with many companies and research institutions including the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. The Operations Department conducts research with faculty, both at Kenan-Flagler and elsewhere, from strategy, finance and marketing.



Operations Faculty

 

Vinayak Deshpande

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Professor and Area Chair of Operations

 

Doug Elvers

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Adjunct Professor of Operations

 

Seyed Morteza Emadi

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Assistant Professor of Operations

 

John (Jack) Evans

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Professor Emeritus of Operations

 

Wendell Gilland

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Associate Professor of Operations

 

Bin Hu

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Assistant Professor of Operations

 

Morgan Jones

Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations, Emeritus

 

Saravanan Kesavan

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Associate Professor of Operations

 

Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu

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Associate Professor of Operations

 

Ann Marucheck

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Professor of Operations and Crist W. Blackwell Distinguished Scholar

 

Curtis McLaughlin

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Professor Emeritus of Operations

 

Adam Mersereau

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Associate Professor of Operations and Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar

 

Leslie Morgan

Professor of the Practice of Operations

 

Alan Neebe

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Adjunct Professor of Operations

 

Ali Parlaktürk

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Associate Professor of Operations and Benjamin Cone Scholar

 

Sandeep Rath

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Assistant Professor of Operations, Emeritus

 

Dave Rubin

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Professor Emeritus of Operations

 

Paul Rowe

Visiting Lecturer of Operations

 

Brad Staats

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Associate Professor of Operations and O'Herron Scholar

 

Nur Sunar

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Assistant Professor of Operations

 

Jay M. Swaminathan

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Associate Dean, OneMBA and UNC-Tsinghua EMBA Programs, and GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations

 

Harvey Wagner

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Professor of Operations

 

Clay Whybark

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Professor Emeritus of Operations

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Dr. Jay Swaminathan will be inducted as a lifetime Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society.
 
Kenan-Flagler won the 2015 Undergraduate National Supply Chain Management Case Competition held at the Carlson School of Business in  Minneapolis, MN on April 18. Please click here.  

The inaugural issue of the Undergradate Operations Club newsletter, The Bullwhip, is available.  Please click on the title to read the newsletter.

Dr. Saravana Kesavan teaches an MBA Class and CNN is there.  Article on business schools.  Click link http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/10/news/economy/business-schools-on-hiring-spree/index.html

According to the University of Texas at Dallas website the Kenan-Flagler Operations Area is ranked #1 in the world in terms of publications in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, a top OM journal, for the last five years - 2008-2012.

Dr. David S. Rubin, Professor of Operations, has been appointed to a 2.5 year term on the new Board of Trustees for the NC State Health Plan for Teachers and Employees. The new Board, which has fiduciary authority for the Plan, was established when NCSHP was moved into the office of the State Treasurer.

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Area Assistants

Erin Leach

Phone: (919) 962-3217
Fax: (919) 962-6949
 

Holly Guthrie

Phone: (919) 962-7220
Fax: (919) 962-5539
Email: Holly_Guthrie@unc.edu​

Mailing Address 

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3490
McColl Building
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3490