Jeff Camm, professor of operations, business analytics and information systems (OBAIS) in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, was named the Joseph S. Stern Chair of Business Analytics.
“Jeff is a leader within the college and has an impressive record of scholarly publications,” says Lindner College of Business Dean David Szymanski. “Combined with his excellent teaching reputation, Jeff is uniquely qualified for this honor.”
Camm, who serves as director of the UC Center for Business Analytics, has published seven texts in analytics and statistics and more than 30 papers in his area of research, applied optimization.
His joint work on nature reserve site selection for efficient conservation was published in the journal Science and appeared in a brief to President Bill Clinton in 1998. In 2006, Camm received the Rainmaker Award from DC Velocity magazine for his contributions to the practice of supply chain optimization.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Camm has focused on the use of analytics to solve significant supply chain problems. He is credited with helping Procter & Gamble save more than $250 million annually in its North American supply chain, work that placed him as a finalist for the 1996 Edelman Award.
He has also served as a consultant to numerous companies and government agencies including Procter & Gamble, the Environmental Protection Agency and Argonne National Labs.
Throughout his many years in higher education, Camm has given countless hours to take on administrative tasks on top of his busy academic career. He serves as the current and founding director of the UC Center for Business Analytics and is the former department head of the Lindner’s (OBAIS) department.
Well-known for his teaching talent, Camm was named the Dornoff Fellow of Teaching Excellence at UC, and he was the 2006 recipient of the INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research Practice. He also has been a visiting scholar and professor at Stanford and Dartmouth.