Brian Tomlin

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research; William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management


Brian Tomlin is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and the William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His research explores operations strategy and supply chain management, with a focus in the areas of supply chain risk and process innovation. He is a past president of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society. He currently serves as a Department Editor at the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management journal. Brian has published widely in the leading academic journals and in practice-focused outlets such as the Financial Times and Supply Chain Management Review. At Tuck, he teaches the core operations management class and an operations strategy elective. In 2018, Brian received the Tuck Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award (Core Professor).

Brian received his PhD from MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he was awarded the Zannetos PhD Dissertation Prize. His undergraduate degree is from University College Dublin in Ireland. Prior to becoming an academic Brian worked full time for a number of companies, including General Electric and the Boston Consulting Group.


Society Leadership  //

Past President, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society

Journal Leadership  //

Department Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Journal

Research Recognitions  //

Finalist, 2013 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Journal Best Paper Award.

Finalist, 2012 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.

Winner, 2012 Wickham Skinner Award for Best Paper published in Production and Operations Management Journal.

Teaching Recognitions  //

Tuck Teaching Excellence Award (Core Professor), 2018

Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in BSBA Teaching, Kenan-Flagler, UNC, 2004








  • Ph.D., MIT Sloan School of Management, 2000
  • B.E. Chemical Engineering, University College Dublin, 1992