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Dr. McMullen has worked as an industrial engineer, and his research has been published in IIE Transactions, Interfaces, the International Journal of Production Research and the European Journal of Operational Research, among others. Before joining the Babcock School, he held teaching positions at the University of Oregon, the University of Maine, Harvard University and Auburn University. I mainly teach MBA students Quantitative Methods and conduct research applied to production scheduling.

  • Certificate in Computer Programming, North Carolina State University (Computer Science) - 2010
  • Ph D, University of Oregon (Decision Sciences) - 1995
  • MBA, Butler University (Management) - 1991
  • BS, University of Louisville (Industrial Engineer) - 1987

Research Interests

  • Production Scheduling
  • Search Heuristics

Teaching Interests

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Operations Research
  • Managmement Science

  • McMullen, P. R. (Forthcoming). JIT Mixed-Model Sequencing with Batching and Setup Considerations via Search Heuristics. International Journal of Production Research. | more information
  • McMullen, P. R. (Forthcoming). Ant-Colony Optimization for the System Reliability Problem with Quantity Discounts. American Journal of Operations Research.
  • McMullen, P. R. (Forthcoming). JIT Mixed-Model Sequencing Rules: Is There a Best One? American Journal of Operations Research. | more information
  • McMullen, P. R. (2019). A Markov Simulation Approach to Balancing Bike-Sharing Systems. American Journal of Operational Research, 9 (1), 12-17. | more information
  • McMullen, P. R. (2019). Analytics for Liberal Arts Students. Kindle Direct Publishing.
  • McMullen, P. R. (2017). Standardization of Winning Streaks in Sports. Applied Mathematics, 8, 344-357. | more information
  • McMullen, P. R. (2016). A Visual Approach to Statistics with R. Self-Published.

  • 2014 - Outstanding Educator Award, Wake Forest University / School of Businesss
  • 2014 - Faculty Recognition Award, Vanguard Group
  • 2011 - Faculty Appreciation Award, Wake Forest University
  • 2010 - Recognition from Decision Sciences Institute, Decision Sciences Institute
  • 2007 - Faculty Appreciation Award, Wake Forest University
  • 2006 - Cowan Research Prize, Wake Forest University
  • 2003 - Pearson Family Award, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute
  • 2002 - Alumni Teaching Award Nomination, Auburn University
  • 2002 - Outstanding Research Award, Auburn University
  • 1998 - Outstanding Paper Award, Northeast Busines and Economics Association
  • 1994 - Graduate Teaching Fellow of the Year Nomination, University of Oregon
  • 1993 - Graduate Teaching Fellow of the Year, University of Oregon, College of Business

  • September 28, 2008 - Oaths, Winston-Salem Journal
  • September 28, 2007 - "Cultural taboos: On global playing field, strategy starts with avoiding offense,", Triad Business Journal
  • February 22, 2006 - "Wake Forest awards Medallions of Merit.", Triad Business News.
  • September 9, 2004 - "Unique art exhibit opens at Worrell Center.", Chronicle