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Timothy Urban, PhD

Timothy Urban, PhD
Director of the School of Finance, Operations Management, and International Business
J. Bradley Oxley Professor of Operations Management
College of Business
Finance, Operations Management and International Business
918-631-2230 Helmerich Hall Room 118I

Education

PhD – University of Texas-Arlington Other – Kansas State University MBA – University of Texas-Arlington BS – Kansas State University

Bio

Timothy L. Urban holds the J. Bradley Oxley Chair in Business and is Professor of Operations Management at The University of Tulsa. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in operations management, business analytics, and business statistics, and has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the university-wide award. In addition to serving on the faculty at TU, he is currently the Director of the School of Finance, Operations Management, and International Business; he has previously served as department chair of Quantitative Methods and MIS as well as interim director of graduate business studies. Prior to coming to the university, Tim spent ten years in industry with General Dynamics, Johnson & Johnson, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

His current research interests include inventory and production modeling, facility design, sports analytics, and stochastic vehicle routing. In 2015, Tim was ranked as one of the top-100 contributors to the operations-management research literature (according to an article published in the International Journal of Production Research). He was the founding editor—now Honorary Editor—for the International Journal of Inventory Research, currently serves as North American Regional Editor for the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, and has been a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Journal of Production Research, and the International Journal of Manufacturing and Technology Management. He is a member of INFORMS, MSOM, POMS, IISE, and ISIR, and is a registered professional engineer.

Research Interests

Inventory Modeling
Facility Design
Sports Analytics
Stochastic Vehicle Routing

Teaching Interests

Operations Management
Business Analytics
Business Statistics

Courses Taught

  • Operations Management
  • Statistics II

Professional Affiliations

  • The Institute of Management Sciences
  • Operations Research Society of America
  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • Alpha Iota Delta
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • International Society for Inventory Research
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • International Society for Inventory Research
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • Decision Sciences Institute

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Professor of the Year
  • Ranked as the 8th most productive individual of production/operations management research at U.S. business schools
  • OM Group: Ranked 44th most productive business school for production/operations management research
  • Dean’s Teaching Innovation Award
  • OM Group: Ranked as 33rd most productive quantitative/technical department in schools of business
  • Outstanding Professor and Best Class
  • Collins Endowed Professorship of Operations Management
  • OM Group: Ranked 48th most productive university for contribution to the operations research/management science practice literature
  • Mayo Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • University Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Ranked as one of the top-100 individuals that have had the greatest contribution to the field of operations management
  • OM Group: Ranked as the 37th most productive institution in sports analytics research
  • J. Bradley Oxley Endowed Chair of Business
  • Scotch and Smokes Professor of the Year Award
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
  • Honorary Editor
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Highly-cited Journal of Retailing paper on retail store operations
  • Best paper award has been named “The Timothy Urban Best Paper Award”
  • Highly-cited European Journal of Operational Research paper on sport management
  • Mayo Excellence in Research Award