Jose M. Cruz

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Operations and Information Management

Education/Professional Certification

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Areas of Expertise

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


Dr. Cruz  is an Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.  Dr. Cruz’s teaching interests are in Operations Management, Operations Research, Business Analytics, and Project Management. 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 supply chain management, corporate social responsibility , sustainability , relationships and risk management. 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. He has received  the School of Business  Ackerman Scholarship Award  ( two times),  Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, and Distinguished Service Award.   He is the recipient of the 2019 UConn-AAUP Excellence Award: Service Excellence.

Dr. Cruz teaches Managerial Statistics, Operations Management,  Predictive Modeling, Data Mining, Project Risk and Cost Management, and Advanced Project Management.

Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 728-2449
Mailing AddressUnit: UConn-Hartford 100 Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT 06103
Office Location1 GBLC
CampusUnit: UConn-Hartford 100 Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT 06103
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