Susan Cholette is an Associate Professor of Decision Sciences in the College of Business at San Francisco State University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in operations, supply chain management and project management. Prior to her university appointment, she served as a project manager at Nonstop Solutions (now Manhattan Associates) and as a supply chain consultant for Aspen Technologies. She earned her Ph.D. in Operations Research at Stanford University and her BSE in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.
Her primary research interests concern supply chain efficiency and sustainability, especially for the food and beverage sectors. She has published in diverse academic journals including: Interfaces, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Informs Transactions on Education, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, International Journal of Pricing and Revenue Management, International Journal of Wine Business Research, Journal of Global Marketing, International Journal of Wine Marketing. She has contributed an invited chapter to the anthology Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing.
In addition to her duties at SF State, she has taught a variety of short courses elsewhere within California, France and Italy, and she is active in the business community, serving as an officer in both Women in Logisitics and the San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. She was one of the founders of the Bay Area Green Supply Chain Forum and is on the Board of Directors of PulpWorks, Inc, a startup providing greener and safer alternatives to plastic packaging. In what remains of her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing and travelling abroad.
She has prepared for and taught classes at both graduate and undergraduate levels in statistics, operations, supply chain management, and project management, as well as served as an adviser for master.
- B.S in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering Management Systems (1989), Princeton University
- Ph.D. in Operations Research (1996), Stanford University
- Supply Chain Management
- Wine Industry Analysis
- Sustainable Distribution Systems
- Keyword Search Advertising
- 2005-7 BIE Grant
- Vice President
- INFORMS (1996-Present)
- Education Chair, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (2004-Present)
- Scholarship Director, Women in Logistics (2003-Present)