Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor of Business
Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Terry Harrison joined the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty in 1982. He currently serves as the Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor of Business and as a professor of supply chain and information systems. Harrison teaches many undergraduate, graduate, and executive education courses. In addition to teaching, his research interests lie in the areas of supply chain management and modeling, large-scale production and distribution systems, decision support systems, applied optimization and the management of renewable natural resources.
His research has been published in such leading journals as Management Science, Operations Research, Interfaces, Production and Operations Management, and the European Journal of Operational Research among others.
He currently serves as vice president of publications for INFORMS.
Harrison received his bachelor’s degrees in forest products and forest science at Penn State. He earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in management science at the University of Tennessee.
- Large scale production and distribution systems
- Supply chain management and modeling
- Decision support systems
- Applied optimization
- Management of renewable natural resources
- Tied to the Land
- Terry Harrison has a passion for the good stewardship of natural resources, which stems from his love of the outdoors and an early job as a logger and forester. He shares how this passion shines through in his teaching, research, course projects, and daily life.
- What to Do: Discontinuing Products Amid Newcomers
- Terry Harrison looks at how firms manage a potential downside consequence of new product introduction and product line extensions, which is the proliferation of SKUs (stock-keeping units).