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Kyle Goldschmidt

Assistant Professor

  • Education
  • B.A., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science
    M.B.A., Supply Chain Management, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business
    Ph.D., Supply Chain and Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business
  • Research Interests
  • Strategic supply chain management.

Kyle Goldschmidt, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He joined the department in 2014 after receiving his PhD and MBA in supply chain and information systems from Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a BE in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, he worked as an engineer for Ford Motor Company where he designed steering system components, developed and tested crash safety systems and coordinated the chassis team on a new product launch.

It was Goldschmidt’s experience in manufacturing that inspired his interest in operations and supply chain management. He brings this experience into the classroom where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in decision sciences, operations management and quality management. His innovative teaching practices have been featured in the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

Goldschmidt’s research interests lie in the field of strategic supply chain management, with a focus on the impact of supply chain disruptions on managerial decisions. His work has appeared in several academic journals in the area of operations and supply chain management, including the International Journal of Production Economics, Annals of Operations Research and the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. He is also a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences and the Production and Operations Management Society.


  • Kumar, S., Yang, M., & Goldschmidt, K. (2018). Will aging voting machines cause more voters to experience long waits?. International Journal of Production Economics, (198), pp. 1-10
  • Goldschmidt, K., & Kumar, S. (2017). Reducing the cost of humanitarian operations through disaster preparation and preparedness. Annals of Operations Research,
  • Goldschmidt, K., & Kumar, S. (2016). Humanitarian operations and crisis/disaster management: A retrospective review of the literature and framework for development. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, (20), pp. 1-13
  • Trappler, M., Popovitch, C. A., Goldschmidt, M., Goldschmidt, K., & Risbon, R. E. (2014). Scrotal tumors in dogs: A retrospective study of 676 cases (1986-2010). The Canadian Veterinary Journal, (55)(1), pp. 1229-1233
  • Goldschmidt, K., Harrison, T. P., Holtry, M., & Reeh, J. (2013). Sustainable procurement: Integrating classroom learning with university sustainability programs. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, (11)(3), pp. 279-294
  • Goldschmidt, K. (2015). Tumors in Domestic Animals. In D. J. Meuten (Ed.), Epithelial and melanocytic tumors of the skin. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Couloucoundis Prize, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • Excellence in Graduate Recruitment, Smeal Ph.D., 2010
  • Instructional Innovation Award, Opus College of Business, 2016
  • Instructional Innovation Award, Opus College of Business, 2017
  • M&T Executive Panel Case Competition Runner Up, 2008
  • New Venture Championship Semifinalist, University of Oregon, 2009
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification, 2004
  • Solar Car Team Lead Chasis Engineer, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Stuart Clark Venture Challenge Semifinalist, University of Manitoba, 2009
  • Summer Research Award, Opus College of Business, 2015
  • Summer Research Award, Opus College of Business, 2016
  • Summer Research Award, Opus College of Business, 2017

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • Production and Operations Management Society

  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, University Park (2009 - 2013)
  • Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, University Park (2011 - 2012)
  • Co-Founder, Halare, Inc, Pittsburgh (2008 - 2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, University Park (2007 - 2009)
  • Procurement Leadership Development Program Intern, Johnson and Johnson, (2008 - 2008)
  • Teaching and Sports Coaching Program Manager, African Impact, Livingstone (2006 - 2007)
  • Product Development Engineer, Ford Motor Company, (2002 - 2006)