At the McDonough School of Business, the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) area combines four related science-based disciplines:

  • Production and Operations Management
  • Operations Research/Management Science
  • Statistics/Decision Analysis
  • Information Technology/Systems Management

The area’s expertise and future growth opportunities are broadly classified into global operations, risk management, and business analytics. These opportunities represent both proven research interests for OPIM faculty and programmatic potential for research and teaching at all levels of business pedagogy.

The mission of the OPIM area is to contribute to fundamental research disseminated in outlets that have the highest impact. To provide superior and transformational education at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Executive levels: in global operations, risk management, business analytics, decision processes, and the use of information systems and technologies that support these activities. To excel in our curricular and professional development objectives in a manner consistent with our traditions and values system.

Meet Our Faculty

» Vishal V. Agrawal
Associate Professor; Beit Family Faculty Fellowship

» Volodymyr O. Babich
Lapeyre Family Term Associate Professor of Business Administration

» Michael Borbacs
Adjunct Professor

» So Yeon Chun
Assistant Professor

» Shiliang (John) Cui
Assistant Professor

» Robin L. Dillon-Merrill

» Ricardo Ernst
Baratta Chair in Global Business; Professor of Operations; Co-Director, Global Logistics Research Program; Director, Global Business Initiative

» Kasra Ferdows
Heisley Family Chair of Global Manufacturing

» Jose L. Guerrero
Associate Professor

» Harvey J. Iglarsh
Associate Professor

» Victor Richmond R. Jose
William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor

» Sonia Kaestner
Adjunct Professor

» Bharat K. Kaku
Teaching Professor

» Bardia Kamrad
Professor; Area Coordinator; Senior Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs

» Bonnie R. Montano
Teaching Professor

Professor Emeritus

» Michael Rossetti
Adjunct Professor


» Betsy Page Sigman
Distinguished Teaching Professor

» Jonathan Stroud
Associate Professor

» Sezer Ulku
Associate Professor; Greek Family faculty Fellow

» Canan Ulu
Associate Professor; Awad Family Faculty Fellow

» Safak Yucel
Assistant Professor