Dr. Jose Cruz

Associate Professor and Ackerman Scholar, MS-BAPM Program Director
Operations and Information Management Department

Education/Professional Certification:

Ph.D., 2004 University of Massachusetts, M.B.A., 2001, University of Massachusetts, M.S., 2000, University of Massachusetts, B.S., 1995, University of Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise:

Supply Chain Management Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Networks Economics Systems Dynamics Project Management Business Analytics


Dr. Cruz received his Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts in 2004. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Operations and Information Management at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Cruz’s teaching interests are in Operations Management, Operations Research, and Applied Mathematics. His research is multidisciplinary and combines his background and interests in management, engineering, computer systems, and applied mathematics. His general area is complex decision-making on network systems with a specific focus on global issues. He is especially interested in international financial networks with intermediaries and electronic transactions, global supply chain networks, and social and knowledge networks. The methodological tools that he utilizes are: variational inequalities, dynamical systems, network theory, multicriteria decision-making, and optimization. Dr. Cruz has published his research in European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Environment & Planning B, Journal of Cleaner Production, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Computational Management Science, and Quantitative Finance.

Contact Information:

Telephone: (860) 486-3505
E-mail: Jose.Cruz@business.uconn.edu
Office Hours:

Room Number: 368
Fax Number:

University of Connecticut
School of Business
2100 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06268-1041