Robert Russell

Robert Russell

Collins Professor of Operations ManagementHelmerich Hall 118-D
rrussell@utulsa.eduBob Russell's Homepage

Robert Russell is Collins Professor of Operations Management at The University of Tulsa.  He has been the recipient of the Mayo Research Excellence Award on four occasions and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Services and Operations Management.  He has published research articles in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Transportation Research, INFORMS Journal of Computing, and the Journal of the Operational Research Society.  He has been the coauthor of two books, Introduction to Management Science and Contemporary Operations Management: Text and Cases.  Russell is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences and the Decision Sciences Institute.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., University of Texas, 1972
  • M.A., Washington State University, 1970
  • B.S., Wichita State University, 1968

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling
  • Metaheuristics for combinatorial optimization


  • Forecasting Ridership for a Metropolitan Transit Authority
    Transportation Research Part A, August 2011.
  • Allocation of Work Flows Utilizing Social Network Metrics
    with Akhilesh Bajaj, Decision Support Systems, 2010.
  • Multi-Criteria Models for Planning Power Networking Events
    European Journal of Operations Research, Nov. 2010.
  • The Location and Allocation of Products and Product Families of Retail Shelves
    with Tim Urban, Annuals of Operation Research, 2010.
  • Simulation/Metaheuristic Approach to Newspaper Production and Distribution Supply Chain Problems
    with Wen Chiang, International Journal of Production Economics, 2009.