Who Is William P. Pierskalla?

William P. Pierskalla, Ph.D., is the John E. Anderson Professor of Management and Former Dean of the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He is also the Ronald A. Rosenfeld Professor Emeritus, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He holds the A.B. in Economics and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University, an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford University. His current research interests include operations research, operations management, issues of global competition and the management aspects of health care delivery. Dr. Pierskalla is a Past President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies.


William P. Pierskalla


He is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Production and Operations Management, Encyclopedia of Operations Research & Management Science, International Transactions in Operational Research, and Health Care Management Science Journal and has served on many other editorial boards. He is currently Vice President for Publications of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences. He is a Past President of the Operations Research Society of America, and is past Editor-in-Chief of Operations Research.

He recently was the Dean of the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Previously he was the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Huntsman Center for Global Competition and Leadership, Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Chairman of the Health Care Systems Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his positions at Wharton, he was on the faculties of Northwestern University, Southern Methodist University and Case Institute of Technology and has worked at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He is a board member of Northern Wilderness Adventures Inc., the Bush Foundation (chairman), the iRise Corporation, and the Office Tenants Network Corporation. He has consulted to many business, educational and governmental organizations. He has given numerous lectures and seminars at Universities and organizations in the North and South Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia and has over fifty refereed articles in mathematical programming, transportation, inventory and production control, maintainability and health care delivery.

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