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Nicholas C. Petruzzi

Associate Professor of Business Administration and
Seass Faculty Fellow and Academic Director MBA Programs


Educational Background

Ph.D., Operations Management, Purdue University, 1995
M.S., Systems Analysis and Management, George Washington University, 1991
B.S., Physics, College of William and Mary, 1989

Positions Held

Seass Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, 2013 to present
Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2004 to present
Academic Director, MBA Programs, University of Illinois, 2007-2014
Visiting Associate Professor of Management, Purdue University, 2012, 2013, 2014
Gutman Teaching Excellence Fellow, University of Illinois, 2006-2013
Vice President of Meetings and Communications, MSOM, 2006-2007
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 1996-2004
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, Purdue University, 1995-1996

Recent Publications

Murali, -. , Lim, M. , Petruzzi, N. Forthcoming. Municipal Groundwater Management: Optimal Allocation and Control of a Renewable Natural Resource. Production and Operations Management

Shi, T. , Gu, W., Chhajed, D. , Petruzzi, N. Forthcoming. Effects of Remanufacturable Product Design on Market Segmentation and the Environment. Decision Sciences

Gu, W., Chhajed, D. , Petruzzi, N., Yalabik, B. Forthcoming. Quality Design and Environmental Implications of Green Consumerism in Remanufacturing. International Journal of Production Economics

Yalabik, B., Chhajed, D. , Petruzzi, N. 2014. Product and Sales Contract Design in Remanufacturing. International Journal of Production Economics, 154: 299-312

Shi, H., Liu, Y. , Petruzzi, N. 2013. Consumer Heterogeneity, Product Quality, and Distribution Channels. Management Science, 59: 1162-1176

Honors and Awards

Best Lecturer Award, Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC, 1997-2014

Meritorious Service Award, Management Science, 2013

MBA Professor of the Year, UIUC, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013

Meritorious Service Award, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management, 2004, 2012

Service Activities

Associate Editor, Management Science, 2009-present
Associate Editor, Decision Sciences, 2007-present
Associate Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2007-present

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in operations management, manufacturing planning and control, design and management of service systems, and project management.

Research interests include pricing models in operations management, stochastic inventory theory, the operations/marketing interface, and supply chain coordination.