Meet New GSOM Faculty Member, David Correll, Ph.D.

Graduate School of Management (GSOM) professors are widely published in the top journals in their fields, and regularly advise financial firms, government and environmental agencies, and companies worldwide. One of GSOM’s newest faculty hires is no exception.

Assistant Professor David Correll comes to GSOM from Iowa State University, where he earned his Ph.D. in supply chain management and masters of science in sustainable agriculture, as well as biorenewable fuels and technology. He has published articles on supply chain design for advanced biofuels, served as an ad hoc reviewer for the journal Energy Policy, and served in various capacities to build entrepreneurial waste vegetable oil-to-biodiesel facilities. Before earning his graduate degrees, Correll worked as an oil and gas economist for the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.

What brought you to Clark?

Clark is a unique place and I felt like it would be a great fit for me. Our University is serious about its motto – “Challenge Convention. Change Our World.” – which I love.  Also, when I asked around, I found that Clark students and faculty are highly regarded by their peers.  I was excited to join that number!

What courses are you teaching this semester in GSOM?

I’m teaching Introduction to Operations Management and Introduction to Greening the Organization, both for our MBA students.

What can students expect from you as a professor? Your teaching style, etc.?

Humor is an important part of how I like to conduct lecture. Not to say I’m uniquely funny, but I try really hard.  I sincerely enjoy teaching Operations Management, especially when the class and I can laugh while also being creative, and working out our brains.

What are you most looking forward to teaching in GSOM?

Operations and sustainability are really fun for me. I think adding a Supply Chain Management course and perhaps a spreadsheet decision modeling class could be fun too.

What do you think makes GSOM unique as a graduate school of business?

Students are very smart, and inquisitive, and bring experiences from all over the world. As a small example: on my first day of our Operations Management class, after class, a group huddled around the board, drawing and re-drawing the graph with me, considering all the possible implications.  There were six of us from five different countries.  That was really fun.