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Susan K. Heath
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2093
Email: skheath (at)
PhD - McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Operations Management
MEng - Cornell University, 1997
Operations Research and Industrial Engineering
BA - Cornell University, 1995
  • Assistant Professor, September 2006 to present
  • Administrator for UT Supply Chain Management Consortium, Fall 2005 to Summer 2006
  • Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2003, Summer 2004, Fall 2005
  • Teaching Assistant, various operations management related courses, Fall 2000 to Summer 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004
  • Senior Business Analyst, Kraft Foods, Inc., 1997 to 2000
  • Operations Management
  • Operations Research modeling techniques including optimization, queueing theory and simulation
  • Mass-casualty disaster response planning and operations
  • Deterministic traveling salesman subtour problems and all related problems
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Gamma Beta Phi, National Service Honor Society, Accepted 2004
  • Omega Rho, Operations Research and Management Science International Honor Society, Accepted 1997
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, Accepted 1992
  • Member of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), 2002 to present
  • Heath, S., Dolk, D., Lappi, E., Sheldon, B., & Yu, L.“Investigating the Use of Simulation Tools for Mass Casualty Disaster Response”. Scythe, 4 (16), 2009.
  • Heath, S., Choo, C., Kunde, D., Lampe, T., & Lauren, M. “Operational Synthesis Approach for the Analysis of Peace Support Operations”. Scythe, 4 (16), 2008.
  • Heath, S., Seichter, S., Scwartz, G., Choo, C., Abel, D., & Kunde, D. “PAX Refugee Camp Scenario Phase 1: Model Calibration in Preparation of Validation”. Scythe, 5 (17), 2008.
  • Heath, S., Loveland, J., & Morrice, D. “A Production Scheduling Heuristic for an Electronics Manufacturer with Sequence Dependent Setup Costs”. European Journal of Operational Research, 187, 2008, 1100-1114.
  • Heath, S., Loveland, J., & Morrice, D. “Dell uses new production scheduling Heuristic to accommodate increased product variety”. Interfaces, 37 (3), 2007, 240-252.
  • Keywords: Operations management, optimization, simulation, production scheduling, disaster response, TSSP

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