Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

Professor, Management & Operations

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Professor, Management & Operations

Faculty Director, Center for Business Analytics

Bartley Hall Rm 3078
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Email: daniel.wright@villanova.edu

Phone: (610) 519-5522



  • Bachelor’s, James Madison University, 1995
  • MBA, Indiana University, 2001; PhD, Indiana University, 2004


  • “Optimizing Retailer Costs and Consumer Benefits Across ‘Clicks’ and ‘Bricks’,” with S. Mahar, K. Bretthauer and R. Hill, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 42, 2014.
  • “Strategies for Addressing the Nursing Shortage: Coordinated Decision Making and Workforce Flexibility,” with Kurt M. Bretthauer, Decision Sciences, 41(2), 2010.
  • “Reexamining the Nurse Scheduling Problem: Staffing Ratios and Nursing Shortages,” With Kurt M. Bretthauer and Murray J. C!´té, Decision Sciences,(1)37, 2006
  • “Eli Lilly and Company Uses Integer Programming to Form Volunteer Teams in Impoverished Countries,” with S.Mahar and W. Winston, Interfaces, 43(3), 2013.
  • “Centralized Nurse Scheduling to Simultaneously Improve Schedule Cost and Nurse Satisfaction,” with S.Mahar, OMEGA, 41(6), 2013.
  • “The Value of Postponing Online Fulfillment Decisions in Retail/E-Tail Organizations” with S. Mahar, Computers and Operations Research, 36(11), 2009.
  • “Retail/E-Tail – New Challenges and Opportunities for Supply Chain Management,” with S. Mahar and K. Bretthauer, Production and Inventory Management Journal, 47(2), 2011.
  • “A Survey of Operations Research Models and Applications in Homeland Security” with M. Liberatore and R. Nydick, Interfaces, 36(6), 2006.


  • VSB Emerging Scholar in Operations Management
  • William G. Panschar Undergraduate Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2002


  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Workforce scheduling
  • healthcare applications
  • retail/e-tail supply chains


  • Business Analytics
  • Operations Management
  • Data Mining
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management


  • At VSB since 2004