Gary D. Scudder
Justin Potter Professor of Operations Management
Faculty Director, International Programs
Subject Area(s): Operations Management, Strategy and Business Economics
Gary Scudder specializes in the field of Operations Management and Strategy. Prior to coming to Owen in 1990, Professor Scudder served as an Associate Professor of Operations and Management Science at the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Scudder has also been a visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. His research interests include business strategy and operations management.
In March 2004, Professor Scudder was named Associate Dean at the Owen School, where his teaching excellence earned him the Dean's Teaching Award in 1994 and the James E. Webb Teaching Award in 1999. Through the course of his career, Professor Scudder has consulted with a number of large corporations including United Airlines, 3M, IDS, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Philips Corporation, Motorola, Novartis, RR Donnelly, Air Products, the Methodist General Board of Discipleship, and Bridgestone/Firestone primarily in the areas of managing new product development and strategic planning. Professor Scudder's research has been widely published and he makes frequent presentations to professional organizations. He was recently awarded the Wickham Skinner Award for Best Paper at the annual conference of the Production and Operations Management Society in Savannah, Georgia and the Stan Hardy Award for outstanding paper published in POM in 2006.
Professor Scudder is currently the Faculty Director of International Programs. He is currently teaching core MBA business strategy, operations strategy and management of technology. His current research (2012) deals with supplier innovation in supply chains and with updating empirical research performed in the airline industry. He has emerging research interests in healthcare operations.
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1974
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1975
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Stanford University, 1981
Management of Technology
Business strategy and operations management