Carnegie Mellon University

Alan Scheller-Wolf

August 09, 2017

Alan Scheller-Wolf Appointed Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research for the Tepper School of Business

Alan Scheller-Wolf, a faculty member since 1996 and head of the Ph.D. program at the Tepper School of Business, has been named the senior associate dean of faculty and research for the Tepper School, effective Sept. 1.

Scheller-Wolf, the Richard M. Cyert Professor of Operations Management, is well-known for his research on queuing theory, stochastic processes and service systems, and his reputation within the operations management field is reflected in the impressive range of awards and responsibilities he has held over the years. His papers, often with students and colleagues, have won awards from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Canadian Operations Society, and several computer science conferences. He has also served on various committees for INFORMS and on editorial boards for journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM), and Queueing Systems. He recently served as a guest editor of a special issue of MSOM on practice-focused research.

“Alan is a talented researcher and inspirational leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role as senior associate dean of faculty and research,” Dammon said. “I am pleased that our momentum will continue with Alan’s involvement as he works with faculty colleagues and the Carnegie Mellon community on vital initiatives that further the school’s research mission and reputation.”

As the head of the Ph.D. program for the last several years, Scheller-Wolf earned a reputation as an influential, tireless leader on behalf of the doctoral students. His contributions to the Ph.D. program enhanced the overall experience for students, including the academic standards and the culture of research and collaboration.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” Scheller-Wolf said. “For more than 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside incredibly talented students and colleagues within Tepper and Carnegie Mellon as a whole, whose academic contributions are known worldwide. I look forward to continuing the impressive momentum behind the school’s innovative research as we confront some of the most challenging issues facing business and society today.”

Scheller-Wolf joined the business school shortly after receiving his Ph.D. in operations research from Columbia University. He has established a reputation as a prolific researcher, as demonstrated by the 23 refereed publications he has produced in the last four years alone.