Professor Rummel joined the Goizueta Business School in the Spring of 2009. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and then served on the faculties of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. Jeff has taught courses in operations management, operations strategy, management science and statistics. He was the founding director of the Management & Engineering for Manufacturing program at UConn (a joint degree program with the School of Engineering) and also served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Administration at UConn from 2001 through 2006, and then directed the Honors and Study Abroad program for the School. As part of that effort, Jeff created and taught a summer study abroad program in Florence, Italy where students studied operations strategy by visiting Italian manufacturing companies in and around Tuscany.
Jeff is interested in the application of economics and quantitative methods to problems of production and project management. Within this area of interest, he has worked on projects involving the management of advanced manufacturing technology, scheduling and planning systems, project design and control, manufacturing strategy, the interaction between operations and managerial accounting, and process control and improvement (quality, six sigma, lean manufacturing).