Department Chair for Operations and Information Management
Emeritus - Teaching | Operations and Information Management
5291 Grainger Hall
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Biography

James G. Morris chairs the Department of Operations and Information Management, and also directs its Information Systems program.

He teaches operations research courses and a course on facilities location models.

Morris’s research focuses on facilities location with special focus on distribution system network design, decision problems under risk, and workforce scheduling. His work has appeared in Annals of Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research, and Transportation Science, among other academic journals, and he co-authored the book, “Facilities Location: Models and Methods.”

Morris is a member of the advisory boards of the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management, the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, and the UW E-Business Consortium.

Morris earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research

Selected Published Journal Articles

Ray, S. & Kim, S. & Morris, J. (2014). The Central Role of Engagement in Online Communities Information Systems Research

Ray, S. & Kim, S. & Morris, J. (2012). Online Users' Switching Costs: Their Nature and Formation Information Systems Research

Ow, T. & Morris, J. (2010). "An Experimental Study of Executive Decision-Making With Implications For Decision Support" Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Facilities Location Models (O I M 578), Spring 2002.
The theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.

Facilities Location Models (OIM 578), Spring 2003.
The theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.

Facilities Location Models (OIM 578), Spring 2005.
The theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.

Facilities Location Models (OIM 578), Spring 2001.
The theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.

Facilities Location Models (OTM 578), Spring 2010.
The theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.

Operations Research II (OIM 411), Spring 2001.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research I (OIM 410), Fall 2001.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Operations Research for Management (OIM 312), Fall 2001.
Application of operations research techniques to business and economic problems. Emphasis on problem formulation. Decision analysis, queuing theory, network analysis, inventory theory, simulation and extensions of linear programming.

Hybrid Courses

Operations Research II (OIM/OIM 711/411), Spring 2005.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research II (OIM/OIM 711/411), Spring 2006.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research II (OTM/OTM 711/411), Spring 2007.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research II (OTM/OTM 711/411), Spring 2008.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research I (OTM/OTM 710/410), Fall 2007.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Operations Research I (OTM/OTM 710/410), Fall 2010.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Operations Research I (OTM/OTM 710/410), Fall 2009.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Operations Research I (OIM/OIM 710/410), Fall 2005.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Facilities Location Models (OIM/IEN 578/578), Spring 2006.
The theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.

Operations Research II (OTM/OTM 411/711), Spring 2010.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research II (OIM/OIM 411/711), Spring 2003.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research II (OTM/OTM 411/711), Spring 2009.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research II (O I M 411/711), Spring 2002.
Stochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.

Operations Research I (OIM/OIM 410/710), Fall 2003.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Operations Research I (OIM/OIM 410/710), Fall 2002.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Operations Research I (OIM/OIM 410/710), Fall 2004.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Operations Research (OTM/OTM 410/710), Fall 2011.

Operations Research I (OTM/OTM 410/710), Fall 2008.
Linear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.

Service

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

Journal of the Operational Research Society - January 2010 - December 2010
Ad Hoc Reviewer