Matthew Drake, Ph.D., CFPIM
Matthew Drake , Ph.D., CFPIM, CPF
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
925 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.1959 Fax: 412.396.1797

Matt Drake is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. As of November 1, 2016, he is the editor-in-chief of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Professor Drake primarily teaches quantitatively-focused courses in the Supply Chain Management program, including graduate and undergraduate-level courses in Forecasting, Production Planning, and Inventory Control. He also teaches Global Transportation and Logistics each semester, providing a detailed treatment of domestic transportation, international logistics, and warehousing operations. He has recently developed a Managerial Decision Tools signature course at the MBA level that covers optimization, simulation, and decision analysis. He has also led more than 10 undergraduate and graduate study abroad programs in China, India, Japan, South America, and Europe.

Professor Drake has developed five teaching cases that have either won or have been finalists for teaching case awards through the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). He had also edited two case books for Pearson / FT Press: The Applied Business Analytics Casebook (published in 2014) and Advances in Business, Operations and Product Analytics (2016). These cases have been integrated into the Supply Chain Management curriculum at Duquesne.

Professor Drake has numerous research interests, many of which consider the incentives faced by decentralized decision makers in supply chains. His work has been published in a number of leading journals including Naval Research Logistics, the European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, the International Journal of Production Economics, OR Spectrum, International Transactions in Operational Research, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Science and Engineering Ethics. He is also the author of the book, Global Supply Chain Management, published by Business Expert Press in 2012. Several of his teaching materials have been published in INFORMS Transactions on Education and Spreadsheets in Education.

Prior to joining the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business as a faculty member, he was a student in the school, graduating in 2002 with a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Finance. He had internship experience with Pitt Ohio Express and Penske Logistics during his time as a student at Duquesne. After graduation from Duquesne, Professor Drake entered the doctoral program in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He earned a M.S. in Industrial Engineering in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Economic Decision Analysis in 2006. He joined the faculty at Duquesne immediately afterward.