History and Traditions Committee


The History and Traditions Committee encourages and facilitates the collection and preservation of materials relating to the history and traditions of OR/MS. Relevant materials include documents, audio, and video recordings, and other artifacts relating to the ORMS field, its founders, leaders, and notable activities. It encourages the creation and dissemination of new historical materials through articles in society publications, books, symposia, sessions at national meetings, electronic media, and other means, in order to summarize, interpret, and carry forward the history and traditions of ORMS.

2018 Membership

Mark J. Eisner, Chair, 10/01/2013 - 12/31/2018
Arjang Assad, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2018
Anna Nagurney, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018
Irvin Lustig, 10/01/2013 - 12/31/2018
G. William Thomas, 10/01/2013 - 12/31/2018
Shaler Stidham, Jr, 10/01/2013 - 12/31/2018
Linus Schrage, 01/01/2017 – 12/31/2019

Staff Liaison: Dir of Membership (Mary Magrogan)
Board Liaison: Brian Denton, Past President  

For further information on this committee, please see Section 11 of the Policy & Procedures Manual.

Current activities

The committee has undertaken a multi year project to collect historical materials about operations research and management science.  The History and Traditions web site will be enhanced to assist in accessing these materials directly or via links or guidance to external locations.  Watch for changes to the History and Traditions web site in 2015 and beyond.