Özalp Özer

Ashbel Smith Professor
Professor of Management Science
Ph.D., Columbia University

Özalp Özer is Ashbel Smith Professor of Management Science at The University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management. He spent his 2013-14 sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management. Previously he was a faculty member at Columbia University and Stanford University. His areas of specialty include end-to-end management and coordination of global value chains, strategic investment decisions, capacity and inventory planning, market timing, distribution channel management, procurement contract design, and retail and pricing management. Besides scuba diving, he is passionate about working with researchers and practitioners on the next new 'think' that calls for the exciting opportunity to explore, learn, and contribute. Özalp is also a recipient of the Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishment Award from POM Society, the Hellman faculty fellowship, the Terman faculty fellowship, and the Eugene Grant Teaching Award at Stanford by vote of students in 2003 and 2004 and teaching awards at Columbia in 2009 and at MIT in 2014. PoetsandQuants.com recently announced him to be named as a Favorite Professor by Top Executive MBA program students. Özalp is also an editor of The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management published by OUP in 2012. His articles have appeared in journals such as Management Science, and Operations Research. He is currently serving as an associate editor for Management Science, M&SOM, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. He is an active consultant to industry and has consulted companies such as General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi GST, IBM and Neiman Marcus. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University. Download long biography

  • Ph.D., Operations Research, Columbia University
  • M.S., Financial Engineering, Columbia University
  • M.S., Operations Research, Columbia University
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management
    • Ashbel Smith Professor, 2014 - present
    • Professor, 2012 - present
    • Associate Professor, 2009 -2012
    • Director of Ph.D. program, 2010 - 2016
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
    • Visiting Professor, 2013 - 2014
  • Columbia University, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
    • Associate Professor, 2008 -2009
  • Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering
    • Consulting Associate Professor, 2007 - 2010
    • Assistant Professor, 2000 - 2007
    • Affiliated Faculty, Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, 2000-present
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants, 2016, 2015, 2009, 2006
  • Tutorial Lectures at Informs, 2016, 2012, 2011
  • Named as a Favorite Professor by Top Exec. MBA program students (PoetsandQuants.com), 2015
  • Management Science Best Paper Award, 2014
  • MIT Sloan School of Management Recognition for Outstanding Teaching, 2014
  • Behavioral Operations Management Society Best Paper Award (Runner-up), 2013
  • Management Science Meritorious Service Award, 2013
  • MS&OM Meritorious Service Award 2012, 2013
  • Recognition for Teaching Excellence, Columbia University (based on student evaluations,) 2009
  • Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishment Award, 2004
  • Eugene L. Grant for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University (by student vote), 2004
  • Undergraduate Student Teaching Award, Stanford University (by student vote), 2003
  • Associate Editor for Management Science, 2009 - present
  • Associate Editor for Operations Research, 2007- present
  • Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management, 2003 - present
  • Associate Editor for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2010 - present
  • Associate Editor for International Journal of Inventory Research, 2006 - present
  • Advisory Member of National Science Foundation, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, 2013 - 2016
  • Chair of the Supply Chain Management SIG at INFORMS, 2013 - 2015
  • Secretary and Board Member of the Production and Operations Management Society, 2008 - 2011
  • Editorial Board Member for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2001-2006
  • Associate Editor for Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 2008 - 2011