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Kenneth R. Baker, Principal Investigator


Ken Baker is a faculty member at Dartmouth College. He is currently Nathaniel Leverone Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business and also adjunct professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. At Dartmouth, he has taught courses relating to decision science, manufacturing management, and environmental management. Over the years, much of his teaching and research has dealt with production planning and control, and he is widely known for his textbook Elements of Sequencing and Scheduling, in addition to a variety of technical articles. He has served as the Tuck School's associate dean and directed the Tuck School's management development programs in the manufacturing area. In 2001 he was named a Fellow of INFORMS's Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society, and in 2004 a Fellow of INFORMS. He is the co-author with Stephen Powell of The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets (Wiley, second edition, 2007).

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Stephen G. Powell, Investigator


Steve Powell is a Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His primary research interest lies in modeling production and services processes, but he has also been active in research in energy economics, marketing, and operations. At Tuck, he has developed a variety of courses in management science, including the core Decision Science course and electives in the Art of Modeling, Business Process Redesign, and Applications of Simulation. He originated the Teacher's Forum column in Interfaces, and has written a number of articles on teaching modeling to practitioners. He is the academic director of the INFORMS Annual Teaching of Management Science Workshop. In 2001 he was awarded the INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research/Management Science Practice. He is the co-author with Kenneth Baker of The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets (Wiley, second edition, 2007).

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Steve Powell's profile

Barry R. Lawson, Program Manager


Barry Lawson served as a research associate at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth from August 2004 to August 2007 and is a visiting scholar in the geography department of the college. In 1978 he founded and continues to serve as president of Barry Lawson Associates, a consulting firm (see BarryLawson.com). As visiting scholar, he coordinates the development of an atlas of the Upper Connecticut River Watershed in New Hampshire and Vermont. As research associate at Tuck he served as the program manager for the Tuck Spreadsheet Engineering Research Project. Lawson has taught in graduate programs at Boston University and Wayne State University as well as in short courses at Bentley College. He moderates public hearings for local, state and federal governments on controversial environmental and energy- and waste-related projects, and has considerable experience in group facilitation, conflict resolution and simulation design.

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Barry Lawson's resume