Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Modeling for Insight

About the Authors

Steve Powell is a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His primary research interest lies in modeling production and service processes, but he has also been active in research in energy economics, marketing, and operations. At Tuck he has developed a variety of courses in management science, including the core Decision Science course and electives in the Art of Modeling, Business Process Redesign, and Applications of Simulation. He originated the Teacher’s Forum column in Interfaces, and he has written several articles on teaching modeling to practitioners. He was the academic director of the annual INFORMS Teaching of Management Science Workshops. In 2001 he was awarded the INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research/Management Science Practice. Prof. Powell holds an AB degree from Oberlin College and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

Bob Batt is a Tuck Fellow and researcher at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His work is focused on operations management and finance. He has written case studies on Steinway & Sons and Hurricane Katrina. He also serves as a teaching fellow for the core MBA Corporate Finance course and the Corporate Financial Management course. Prior to coming to Tuck, Mr. Batt worked as a manufacturing engineer designing manufacturing and quality control processes. He holds a BA degree from Wheaton College (IL) and BE, MEM, and MBA degrees from Dartmouth College. He graduated from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2006 as an Edward Tuck Scholar with High Distinction. In the fall of 2008, Mr. Batt will begin doctoral studies at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.




Steve Powell


Bob Batt