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Online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

Faculty & Staff

The faculty of the online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics program features extensive experience in both the academic and business worlds. Classes are taught by UW professors and by senior supply chain professionals working in the field, giving you the benefit of both perspectives.


Amelia Regan


Amelia Regan is director of the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics master's degree program and teaching professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Now emeritus, Regan previously directed University of California, Irvine’s master’s degree programs in computer science and transportation science. Her extensive career touches on the development of computational methods to improve the efficiency, sustainability and security of transportation systems. Her research has included warehouse logistics, freight transportation planning, technology adoption in transportation and congestion pricing. She has been supported by various sources including the National Science Foundation, Transportation Research Board and J.B. Hunt, and has been published in more than 160 refereed journals. Regan holds a bachelor's in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering (Transportation Systems) from the University of Texas, Austin.

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Giacomo Dalla Chiara

Giacomo Dalla Chiara is a postdoctoral research associate at the Urban Freight Lab. Before moving to Seattle, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design in 2018 and a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering systems from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, a master's degree in statistics from ETH Zurich in Switzerland and a bachelor's degree in economics from LUISS University in Italy. His research focuses on statistical methods applied to urban mobility problems. His work involves developing models and simulations to study and develop new sustainable urban logistics practices.

Courses: SCTL 507: The Practicum


John Dew

John Dew has more than three decades of experience in international transportation and logistics, including work with ocean carriers, technology consulting and NVOCC/forwarding companies. He previously served as the director of rail and intermodal strategy at Expeditors International; previous work includes positions with American President Lines, Sea-Land and Log-Net. He is certified in transportation and logistics by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. He also serves as the chair on the board of directors for the nonprofit global health organization Village Reach. Dew holds a bachelor’s degree in transportation management and a CIS in city and regional planning, both from Arizona State University.

Courses: SCTL 507: The Practicum


Curt Heaslet

Curt is a nationally recognized expert in supply chain, transportation, logistics and ecommerce. He's held leadership roles in organizations such as the U.S. Marine Corps, FedEx, Amazon and various other leading companies. He currently serves as an adviser for both AI provider Vaital, Inc., and bulk truck loading and off-loading firm Dextrous Robotics. He has contributed knowledge as a freight transportation and research expert for the U.S. National Academies of Sciences Transportation Research Board (TRB). Curt holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Memphis and an MBA from Webster University.

Courses: SCTL 510: Freight Transport and Emerging Autonomous Systems


Apurva Jain

Apurva Jain is an associate professor of operations management at the UW Foster School of Business. He teaches and conducts research in supply chain management, with a primary interest in the sharing of information and collaborative decision-making in the grocery supply chain. Jain's projects often involve modeling and optimization of large operations decisions, such as priority scheduling decisions at Netflix and replenishment ordering decisions in the apparel industry. Before joining academia, he worked in consumer packaged goods manufacturing and as an operations management consultant in Asia. Jain holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University.

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Courses: SCTL 503: Inventory Management


Bill Keough

Bill Keough’s areas of specialization include procurement, manufacturing, supplier management, warehouse management, supply chain IT systems and value chain integration. He also has extensive experience in designing and deploying enterprise-wide supply chain performance management programs. Keough has held senior positions at IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Schlumberger; he currently manages his own supply chain consulting firm, Keough Associates, which helps private equity firms improve the performance of their portfolio companies. In addition to the University of Washington, his teaching background includes work with Rice University, the University of Houston and the Global Supply Chain MBA program at the SP Jain Centre of Management (campuses in Singapore and Dubai). He has a master's degree from the University of Houston.



Luis Perez

Luis Perez has more than three decades of experience in international operations, logistics and transportation. He specializes in global operations, transportation, warehousing, industrial engineering, order management, third-party logistics, field maintenance and logistics systems design. He’s held senior level positions with companies such as FedEx, American President Lines, XPO Logistics, Merck, Avaya, Oracle and International Game Technology. Perez holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA with concentration in aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Courses: SCTL 504: Facility Design & Operations Management


Todd Smith

Todd Smith is senior director of end-to-end integration at Intel Corporation. He has nearly three decades of supply chain experience, spanning roles in forecasting and planning, procurement, customer service, warehousing and transportation. He previously worked as the chief procurement officer at American Water, the largest investor-owned water utility in the country, and in a variety of supply chain roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including vice president of the global supply chain for the ConvaTec division. Smith holds both a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in operations research from Stanford University.

Courses: SCTL 505: External Supply Chain Transportation Risks


Dan Stull

Dan Stull is an independent consultant with more than 25 years of experience in profit and loss management. Stull has helped guide and direct mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate development in industries such as distribution, software and professional services. Before coming to teach at the University of Washington, he served as a director on a variety of for-profit and nonprofit boards of directors and was the managing director of Experis (formerly Jefferson Wells). Stull received an award from the Direct Marketing Association for creating one of the nation's most successful business-to-business seminar marketing programs. He holds an MBA from the University of Washington.

Courses: SCTL 506: Finance & Performance Management in Logistics and Supply Chains


Nikhil Suresh

Nikhil Suresh is a data science manager at WhatsApp. He previously led a team at Convoy focused on strategically planning and implementing marketing initiatives and researching Convoy’s path to transporting the world with endless capacity and zero waste. Prior to joining Convoy, Suresh was a senior manager of marketing analytics with Capital One Auto Finance. He earned his master's degree in information systems from the University of Cincinnati and bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut in India.

Courses: SCTL 511: Foundations of Data Analytics


Carol Wylie

Carol Wylie has more than 25 years of experience in the field of supply chain transportation and logistics. She currently serves as the director of corporate/foundation ESG engagements at Vitamin Angels, bringing the needs of business together with humanitarian and emergency relief work. She has also held supply chain leadership roles in government, manufacturing and distribution settings, where she has focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, project management and team leadership. She is a former officer of the U.S. Army. Wylie has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in human resources management from Chapman University.

Courses: SCTL 507: The Practicum



Kimbo Smith

Kimbo Smith joined SCTL as an adviser in March 2022, supporting prospective students as they decide whether to apply for the program and advising enrolled students during their degree and beyond. She previously worked for the University of Virginia, first supporting Olympic athletic programs and then supporting the Department of Psychology. Smith embraces a developmental advising style for supporting and helping graduate students. She has a master's degree in higher education administration and student affairs from UVA.


Katie Ward

Katie Ward is a public information specialist for the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics and the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center. She provides advising to prospective and current students and administrative support for various aspects of the program and the center. Ward has worked for the UW since 2009, holding positions in advancement, marketing and communications, research support and student affairs.