Michele Pfund

Associate Dean
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3406
Clinical Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706

Biography

Michele Pfund is associate dean for undergraduate programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business. In her role, she oversees all aspects of the undergraduate program, which consistently ranks top 30 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Under her leadership, more than 12,000 students work toward a wide variety of degrees, including 10 Bachelor of Science majors, a Bachelor of Arts degree in business with 18 concentrations, nine certificates, and two business minors. As undergraduate dean, Pfund provides overall administration for all aspects of the program, including recruitment, student engagement, advising, curriculum development, and business career services.

Pfund previously served as director of the undergraduate supply chain management program, as well as faculty director for the schools Online MBA program. Both of these programs are ranked top five in the nation in their categories by U.S. News & World Report. Pfund was also named one of the five best online teachers in America by OnlineSchools.com.

Pfunds research interests echo her professional experience in medical device manufacturing system design and pharmaceutical research-and-development portfolio management. She has been published in leading academic journals, such as the European Journal of Operational Research and the Journal of Scheduling. She is a co-author of the book Managing, Controlling, and Improving Quality and has contributed chapters to Evolution of Supply Chain Management: Symbiosis of Adaptive Value Networks and ICT, and Handbook of Production Scheduling. Pfund received her PhD from Arizona State University, masters degree from Purdue University, and bachelors degree from Case Western Reserve University

Education

  • PhD  Arizona State University, 2002
  • MS  Purdue University, 1999
  • BS  Case Western Reserve Univeristy, 1993

Research Interests

  • Decision Analysis, Optimization, and Simulation Methodologies 
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems

Publications

  • R. Swaminathan, M. Pfund, J. Fowler, and S. Mason, "Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness in a Dynamic Flowshop with Variable Processing Times," Journal: Computers and Operations Research, to appear
  • S. Diaz, J. Fowler, M. Pfund, G. Mackulak, and M. Hickie, "Evaluating the Impacts of Reticle Requirements in Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication," IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 622-632, 2005
  • L. Mönch, H. Balasubramanian, J. Fowler, and M. Pfund, "Heuristic Scheduling of Jobs on Parallel Batch Machines with Incompatible Job Families and Unequal Ready Times," Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 2731-2750, 2005

 

Research Activity

  • M. Pfund and J. Fowler, "Extending The Boundaries Between Scheduling And Dispatching: Hedging And Rescheduling Techniques," International Journal of Production Research
  • Y. Chen, J. Fowler, M. Pfund, and D. Montgomery, "Parameterization of Composite Dispatching Rules," Journal of Scheduling

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 101Student Success in Business
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 394Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
MGT 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
SCM 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 196Domestic Exchange Placeholder
SCM 394Special Topics
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
SCM 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 394Special Topics
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 394Special Topics
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 432Control Sys-Supply Chain Mgmt
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 432Control Sys-Supply Chain Mgmt
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 484Internship
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
SCM 795Continuing Registration
SCM 799Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • Johnson & Johnson Standards of Leadership, 2004
  • Induction: Alpha Pi Mu, Omega Rho, Phi Kappa Honor Societies, 2002
  • John W. Teets Outstanding Teaching Award for the School of Business, 2000

Editorships

  • Faculty/Industrial Adviser for ORMS Tomorrow, Student Journal of INFORMS, 2003-present
  • Editor for ORMS Tomorrow, Student Journal of INFORMS, 2000-2002

Referee

  • Computers and Industrial Engineering
  • Computers and Operations Research

Service

  • Assistant Director, Johnson & Johnson, 2003-2004
  • Development Engineer, Roche Diagnostics, 1997-1999
  • Manufacturing Engineer, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 1994-1997

Work History

Arizona State University: 1999-present