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Jeffrey D. Camm

Jeffrey D. Camm

Jeffrey D. Camm, a professor of operations, business analytics and information systems (OBAIS) in the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business, has been awarded the Joseph S. Stern Chair of Business Analytics by the college in recognition of his scholarship, teaching excellence and long-term service and leadership.

An active member of INFORMS, Camm is a former editor in chief of the INFORMS journal Interfaces. He was the 2006 recipient of the INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research Practice. His work in supply chain optimization with Procter & Gamble was a 1996 Edelman Award Finalist and is credited with helping P&G save more than $250,000,000 annually in its North American supply chain.

Camm was named the Dornoff Fellow of Teaching Excellence at UC, where he served as the department head of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems from 1994 to 2014. He is the current and founding director of the UC Center for Business Analytics.

“Jeff is a leader within the college and has an impressive record of scholarly publications,” says Lindner College of Business Dean David Szymanski. “Combined with his excellent teaching reputation, Jeff is uniquely qualified for this honor.”

Camm has published seven texts in analytics and statistics and more than 30 papers in his area of research, applied optimization. His joint work on nature reserve site selection for efficient conservation was published in the journal Science and appeared in a brief to President Bill Clinton in 1998. In 2006, Camm received the Rainmaker Award from DC Velocity magazine for his contributions to the practice of supply chain optimization.

Throughout his academic career, Camm has focused on the use of analytics to solve significant supply chain problems. He has also served as a consultant to numerous companies and government agencies including Procter & Gamble, the Environmental Protection Agency and Argonne National Labs.