Executive director, Master of Engineering in Logistics Program
areas of expertise: humanitarian logistics
Jarrod Goentzel is executive director of the MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) Program and executive director of the MIT Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network in Europe. He is also a research associate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics with research interests in the areas of supply chain network design, supply chain finance, humanitarian logistics, public health and renewable energy supply chains.
Previously, Goentzel directed the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, leading MIT’s role in developing novel education, research and outreach programs in partnership with the Zaragoza Logistics Center in Spain. Dr. Goentzel has worked with global health and humanitarian organizations such as Oxfam, Save the Children, Red Cross, World Food Programme, John Snow Inc. and USAID to develop supply chains that effectively meet needs. He has overseen several masters’ thesis projects and presented results at both academic and humanitarian conferences.
He received a PhD from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MS in applied mathematics from Colorado State University, and a BA in mathematics from Tabor College with studies at the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary).
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