Cheryl Druehl is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in George Mason’s School of Management. Druehl’s previous appointments include the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park and Stonehill College. She has a PhD in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Druehl’s research interests are in the areas of product development, supply chain management and sustainable operations. Her recent work models environmentally-focused product and process development efforts. Other work models the encroachment of a disruptive innovation on an existing product, diffusion of technology from an operations perspective, and incentives in the supply chain with multiple suppliers. She has published research in Productions and Operations Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Decision Sciences, and European Journal of Operational Research.
Druehl serves on the editorial review board of Productions and Operations Management Journal. She is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). She previously served on the board of the POMS College of Product Innovation and Technology Management as the Treasurer and the Vice President - Honors and Awards. She currently serves as the Chair of the INFORMS Technology Management Section.
Druehl worked extensively before obtaining her doctorate. As a management consultant at Price Waterhouse LLP, she focused on the design and implementation of warehouse management systems. Prior to that, she worked at MediaServ, a startup computer consulting firm. There, she programmed end-user applications and implemented computer networks and technologies. Druehl began her career as a manufacturing engineer at the Watkins Johnson Company.
Druehl teaches operations management, supply chain management, and management of technology and innovation processes at the MBA, EMBA, and undergraduate levels. She has also taught Executive Education classes on supply chain, operations and management of technology both in the U.S. and internationally.