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.
Anne Goodchild is the Allan and Inger Osberg Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the director of the UW Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center. She also serves as the academic director for the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics program.
Goodchild has more than a decade of experience in the transportation field, including five years of business consulting in North America and Europe. In her consulting work, she evaluated new products and transportation services using mathematical modeling techniques such as discrete choice modeling, optimal routing and scheduling, and simulation. She continues to be engaged in projects that explore integrating business practice or shipper/carrier behavior into freight transportation models. Goodchild holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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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 currently serves 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 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.
Joe Heim is a senior principal research engineer in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. He also serves as director of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Center for Health Systems Engineering, which is dedicated to improving the performance of health care delivery using operations research, systems modeling and engineering management science. Heim has extensive experience in both academia and private industry; he returned to the University of Washington in 2009 after more than a decade away. His work in private industry includes 10 years as cofounder and senior executive in two firms that developed manufacturing systems software. Heim also worked for the AWP Division of Terex, a multinational construction equipment manufacturer, where he led the design and implementation of analytic infrastructures for marketing research, new product development, supply chain management, and sales and operations planning. Heim earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University.
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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Bill Keough is an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and an experienced supply chain consultant. He also serves as the managing director of the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics program.
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 an M.S. from the University of Houston.
Todd Smith serves as vice president of global supply chain planning at the medical device company Smith & Nephew. 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.
Dan Stull is an instructor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and also an independent consultant. He has more than 25 years of experience in profit and loss management and 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.
Alan Van Boven
Alan Van Boven coaches enterprises in logistics process and applied technology. His current focus is logistics technology strategy, collaborative business models and product selection, with an emphasis on deployment where real economic and sustainability benefits can be achieved via technology-enabled innovation in e-commerce, optimization and collaboration processes. He has worked with enterprises in the national security and wireless telecommunications fields, and on the application of optimization solutions for freight transport. Van Boven previously worked as CEO of ShipLogix (until it was sold in 2007), and as a principal in Supply Chain Visions, a boutique thought leadership consultancy. In addition to his consulting practice, he coaches social entrepreneurial startups and is an angel investor in sustainable enterprises. He is actively involved in several supply chain academic programs as an advisory board member. Van Boven holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Washington.
Carol Wylie has more than 25 years of experience in the field of supply chain transportation and logistics. She currently serves as vice president for gifts-in-kind at World Vision, 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. 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.
Megan Reardon is a program facilitator for the Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics. She has over a decade of student service experience, working with both undergraduate and graduate UW students in engineering disciplines. Megan provides advising to both prospective and current students and administrative support for various aspects of the program.
Katie Ward is a program facilitator 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. Katie has worked for the UW since 2009, holding positions in advancement, marketing and communications, research support and student affairs.