Vedat Verter is the John McConnell Endowed Chair of Business Administration at Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. He also serves as Chairperson of the Supply Chain Management Department. He previously spent 24 years with the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Dr. Verter specializes in the application of operations research for tackling challenges in the public sector. His areas of research are service chain design, hazardous materials logistics, sustainable operations, and healthcare operations management. His work in these four areas culminated into 70+ research articles in refereed journals and invited presentations around the globe. He was Founding Director of the NSERC CREATE Program in Healthcare Operations and Information Management, a seven-university PhD/PDF training program across Canada. Dr. Verter is Editor-in-Chief of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, an international journal focusing on public sector decision making. He is also among the Senior Editors of Production and Operations Management.