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Michael F. Gorman

Niehaus Chair in Business Analytics and Operations Management

Full-Time Faculty

School of Business Administration: Online MBA, MIS, OSC and Business Analytics


Email: Michael F. Gorman
Phone: 937-229-2938
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV

Courses Taught

  • BAI 151 - Business Integration Experience
  • DSC 210 - Statistics for Business I
  • MBA 617 - Business Process Improvement
  • MBA 691 - Analytic Framework for Business Decision Making
  • MBAN 615 - Case Studies in Analytics
  • MBAN 710 - Capstone Project in Analytics
  • OPS 350 - Business Process Management
  • OPS 495 - Capstone OM Project


  • Indiana University, PhD (Business/Economics), 1994
  • Indiana University, MA (Economics), 1990
  • Xavier University, BS (Computer Science/Economics), 1987

Professional Activities

  • Editor in Chief, Interfaces/INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 2017-2022.
  • Associate Editor, Computers and Operations Research, 2017-present.
  • Associate Editor, INFORMS Transactions on Education, 2015-present.
  • Editor, Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science, 2013-2016.
  • Editor, Management Insights, Management Science, 2010-2016.

Selected Publications

  • Gorman, M. F., Clarke, J. P., de Koster, R., Hewitt, M., Roy, D., & Zhang, M. (2023). Emerging practices and research issues for big data analytics in freight transportation. Maritime Economics & Logistics25(1), 28-60.
  • Gorman, M. F. 2022 Case – Case Article—Blending Statistics, Optimization, and Simulation in a Multiphase Case, INFORMS Transactions on Education.
  • Gorman, M.F. 2022. Case Article - Swirltubs After Market Vehicle Inventory Case.
    INFORMS Transactions on Education.
  • Gorman, M. F. 2021. Case— Case Article — Integrative Case Study: Louisiana Branch Lines.
    INFORMS Transactions on Education.
  • Gorman M. F. 2021. When the Problem is not the Problem: Contextual Complications in Modeling.  INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 51(4), 245-261.
  • Gorman, M. F. 2021. Le Macaron Implements Ordering Optimization, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 51(3), 236-241.
  • Gorman M. F. 2020. Editorial: The 13th Rothkopf Rankings: All-Time Interfaces/INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics 50-year anniversary special edition. INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics50(6), 387-395.
  • Gorman, M. F., Nittala, L., & Alden, J.M. 2020. Anatomy of the Edelman: Measuring the world’s best analytics projects. INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics50(6), 373-386.
  • Gorman, M. F. 2019. The 12th Rothkopf Rankings, Interfaces46(3), 264-276.
  • Gorman, M. F, Wilker, Z. & Stiffler, P. 2019. Practice Summary: Mikesell’s Implements a Scheduling Tool to Improve Operating Efficiency, Informs Journal on Applied Analytics49(3) 227-230.
  • Gao, L., Shi, J., Gorman, M. F. and Luo, T. 2019. Business analytics for intermodal capacity management. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 22(2) 310-329.
  • Conway, D. G. and Gorman, M. F. 2018. A Tutorial of Integrating Duality and Branch and Bound in Earliness-Tardiness Scheduling with Idle Insertion Time Problems. International Journal of Production Research56 (1-2), 262-277.
  • Gorman, M. F. 2017. A Survey of Research in Field-Based Education: A Summary of Process, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned. INFORMS Transactions on Education18 (3) 145-161.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2016). A "Metasurvey" Analysis in Operations Research and Management Science: A Survey of Literature Reviews. Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science, 21(1), 18-28.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2016). Multiple Period Repair Kit Problem with Capacity Considerations. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 6(5), 457-468.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2016). Editorial: The 11th Rothkopf Rankings: 28 Years of Tracking Applied Research in Academia. Interfaces, 46(3), 264-276.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2016). From Magnum Opus to Mea Culpa: A Cautionary Tale of Lessons Learned from a Failed Decision Support System. Interfaces, 46(2), 183-195.
  • Gorman, M. F., Ball, T. (2015). ChemStation Embarks on a New Approach to Delivery Scheduling. Interfaces, 45(6), 567-571.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2014). Introduction to the Interfaces Special Issue on Operations Research in Freight Transportation and Logistics.  Interfaces, 44(6), 533-534.
  • Gorman, M. F., Klimburg, R. (2014). Benchmarking Academic Programs in Business Analytics. Interfaces, 44(3), 329-341.
  • Gorman, M. F., et. al. (2014). State of the Practice: A Review of the Application of OR/MIS in Freight Transportation. Interfaces, 44(6), 535-554.
  • Camm, J. D., Cochran, J., Gorman, M. F. (2014) Use of Interfaces in Academia. Interfaces, 45(2), 187-195.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2013). Integrating Strategic and Tactical Rolling Stock Models with Cyclical Demand. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 3(2), 162-173.
  • Gorman, M. F., Wynn, D., Salisbury, W. D. (2013). Searching for Herbert Simon: Extending the Reach and Impact of Business Intelligence Research through Analytics. International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, 4(1), 1-12.
  • Stoeslein, M., Kanet, J., Gorman, M. F., Minner, S. (2013). Time-Phased Safety Stocks Planning and its Financial Impacts: Empirical Evidence Based on European Econometric Data. International Journal of Production Economics, 149, 47-55.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2012). Analytics, Pedagogy and the Pass the Pigs Game. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 13(1), 57-64.
  • Gorman, M. F., Kanet, J. J. (2011). Toward a Better Understanding of the Bullwhip Effect. Production and Inventory Management, 47(1), 33-42.
  • Gorman, M. F., Crook, K., Sellers, D.  (2011). North American Freight Rail Industry Real-Time Optimized Equipment Distribution Systems: State of the Practice. Transportation Research, Part C, 19, 103-114.
  • Gorman, M. F., Sellers, D., Acharya, D. (2010). CSX Railway Cashes in on Optimization of Empty Equipment Distribution. Interfaces, 40(1), 5-16. 2009 Edelman Award Finalist.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2010). Hub Group Implements a Suite of OR Tools to Improve Operations. Interfaces, 40(5), 368-384. 2009 Wagner Award Finalist.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2010). The University of Dayton Operations Management Capstone Course: Undergraduate Student Field Consulting Applies Theory to Practice. Interfaces, 40(6), 432-443.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2009). Statistical Estimation of Line Congestion Delay in U.S. Freight Rail. Transportation Research, Part E, 45, 446-456. 
  • Gorman, M. F., Hoff, J., Kinion, R. (2009). Tales from the Front: Lean Case Studies Indicate that You Can Have too Much of a Good Thing. Interfaces, 39(6), 540-548.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2008). Effective Integration of Technology into Business Statistics. INFORMS Transactions of Education, 9(1), 10-19.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2008). Evaluating the Public Investment Mix in U.S. Freight Transportation Infrastructure. Transportation Research, Part A, 42(1), 1-14.
  • Ahire, S. A., Gorman, M. F., Dwiggens, D., Mudrey, O. (2007). Operations Research Helps Reshape Operations Strategy at Standard Register Company. Interfaces, 37(6), 553-565. 
  • Gorman, M. F., Ahire, S. (2006). A Major Appliance Manufacturer Rethinks its Inventory Policies for Service Vehicles. Interfaces, 36(5), 407-419. 2005 Wagner Award Finalist.
  • Gorman, M. F., Kanet, J. J. (2005). Evaluating Operations Management-Related Journals via the Author Affiliation Index. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 7(1), 3-19.
  • Brannon, J. I., Gorman, M. F. (2002). The Effects of Information Costs on Search and Convergence in Experimental Markets. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 47(4), 375-390.
  • Gorman, M. F. (2001). Intermodal Pricing Model Creates a Network Pricing Perspective at BNSF. Interfaces, 31(4), 37-49.
  • Gorman, M. F., Brannon, J. I. (2000). Seasonality and the Production-Smoothing Model. International Journal of Production Economics, 65(2), 173-178.
  • Gorman, M. F. (1998). An Application of Genetic and Tabu Searches to the Freight Railroad Operating Plan Problem. Annals of Operations Research, 78, 51-69.
  • Gorman, M. F. (1998). Santa Fe Railway Uses Operating Plan Model to Improve its Service Design. Interfaces, 28(4), 1-12.