Michael R. Galbreth (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2006) is an Associate Professor of Management Science. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Galbreth was a manager at KPMG Consulting. He has taught in the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. programs at the Moore School on topics including operations management, information systems, quantitative methods, and sustainable operations. He has also taught MBA courses at Vanderbilt University, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico. At the Moore School, Dr. Galbreth is a seven-time winner of the IMBA outstanding professor award (IMBA classes of 2007-2013) as well as the recipient of the Alfred G. Smith Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010. In 2013 he was runner-up for the Wickham Skinner Teaching Achievements Award from the Production & Operations Management Society, which recognizes pedagogical excellence from among all operations management professors globally.
Dr. Galbreth’s research activities are currently focused on sustainable operations, retail operations, and the interface between marketing and operations. In 2010 he was named a Fulbright Scholar and served as the Fulbright Enders Visiting Research Chair at McGill University in Montreal. In 2013 he was one of 15 faculty from across all USC colleges and departments to be recognized by the USC Office of Research as a Breakthrough Rising Star researcher. In 2014 he received the Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability from the Production & Operations Management Society. This award is presented annually to recognize innovative and impactful research in the field of sustainable operations.
Dr. Galbreth’s research has appeared in Management Science, Marketing Science, MIS Quarterly, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, and others. He serves as an Associate Editor of Decision Sciences and Journal of Operations Management and is on the Editorial Review Boards of Production and Operations Management and Journal of Business Logistics.
Dr. Galbreth is a member of the Advisory Board of Beitz & Daigh Geographics (www.beitzanddaigh.com). He also enjoys working with nonprofit organizations in the Columbia community including the Columbia Family Shelter, where he serves on the Board of Directors (www.columbiafamilyshelter.org).
- Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2006
- B.S., University of Tennessee, 1996