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operations management educator

Marshall Lee Fisher, American operations management educator. Recipient E. Grosvenor Plowman award National Council Physical Distbn, Management Science Practice prize, Institute Management Science, 1983, Lanchester prize, Mathematics Programming Society, 1977. Member National Academy Engineering (elected), Sigma Xi, fellow Production & Operations Management Society, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society.


Fisher, Marshall Lee was born on February 19, 1944 in Wyandotte, Michigan, United States. Son of Gary Hamilton and Bernice (Druckenbrod) Fisher.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.


Assistant professor management science, Graduate School Business, University of Chicago, 1970-1975;visiting professor (assistant) department operations research, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1974-1975;associate professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975-1979;professor operations and information management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1979-1986;co-director Fishman-Davidson for Svc. and Operations Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1986. Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Found Foundation visiting professor business administration Harvard Business School, Boston, 1996. Consultant Dupont, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department Defense, Exxon, FritoLay, Navistar, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., USM Corporation, Scott Paper, Campbell Soup, General Motors, Spiegel, International Business Machines Corporation, Ahold, Allied Signal, others.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Management Sci, 1979-1987, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal Algebraic and Discrete Methodis, 1980-1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Institute Management Science (Management Science Practice prize 1983, president 1988-1989), Mathematics Programming Society, Operations Research Society American (Lanchester prize 1977), National Academy Engineering (elected), Sigma Xi.


Married Geraldine Ann DeFusco, November 18, 1967. Children: Kara, Kimberly, Tobin.

Gary Hamilton Fisher

Bernice (Druckenbrod) Fisher

Geraldine Ann DeFusco

Kara Fisher

Kimberly Fisher

Tobin Fisher