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Mark Ferguson

Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Fellow

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Office: 803.777.5923
Fax: 803.777.6876




Dr. Mark Ferguson is a Distinguished Business Foundation Fellow and Professor of Management Science in the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, where he serves as the chair of the Business Analytics task force. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Operations Management from Duke University in 2001. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. 

Dr. Ferguson's research interests involve many areas of supply chain management including supply chain design for sustainable operations, pricing and revenue management and the operations/marketing interface. Two of his papers have won best paper awards from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and three of his research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the co-author of the books Segmentation, Revenue Management and Pricing Analytics and Pricing Segmentation and Analytics and co-editor of the book: Closed Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices. He has served as president of the INFORMS Manufacturing and Services Operations Management Society, the president of the POMS College of Supply Chain Management and the chair of the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section. Prior to joining the Moore School in 2011, he was the Steven Denning Professor of Technology and Management at the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and spent five years as a manufacturing engineer and inventory manager with IBM.


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, August 2001
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech, September 1994
  • B.A., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, December 1991