Mark A. Jacobs, Ph.D.

MIS, Operations & Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics

Professor and Chair, Department of MIS, Operations & Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics

Full-Time Faculty, Operational Effectiveness

Dr. Jacobs has been the Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University’s Supply Chain Management department, faculty at the Helsinki School of Economics, and is presently Professor of Operations and Supply Management at the University of Dayton.  He has experience teaching both graduate and undergraduate students and covers topics such manufacturing planning and control, supply chain management, research methods, operations management, and quality management.

Dr. Jacobs has published several articles on the topics of product and portfolio complexity, complexity management strategies, and supply chain integration in the top journals of the field.  His book, Volume and Cost Implications of Product Portfolio Complexity, is published by VDM Verlag.  He is an associate editor at the Journal of Operations Management and holds editorships and review board positions at a number of other scholarly journals.

Prior to his academic career, he held positions in the manufacturing and services industries.  Beginning with IBM, Dr. Jacobs has gone on to hold a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the professional services industry culminating in his position as chief operating officer at JL Analytical Services.