Moskowitz, HerbertDirector, DCMME
Office: Rawls Hall 4095
Ph.D., Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970
M.B.A., Management, California Western University, 1964
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Newark College of Engineering, 1956
Professor Moskowitz is the Director of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises and the Lewis B. Cullman Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing Management. His main teaching interests are management science and quantitative methods. His current research interests are in manufacturing and technology management, quality improvement, judgment and decision making, and expert systems applied to these areas. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 reference journal articles and four textbooks which include: An Experiential Approach to Management Science: Statistics, Mathematical Programming, and Decision Theory Applied to Management Problems (Waveland Press, 1975, 1977); Operations Research Techniques for Management (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979); Statistics for Management and Economics Research (Merrill, 1985); and a prize paper award for "R & D Manager's Choices of Development Policies in Simulated R & D Environments," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 19:1 (February 1972).
Professor Moskowitz has obtained various grants from public and private organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, the Office of Water Resources Technology, General Electric Foundation, IBM, and AT&T. He is currently a consultant to the Fulbright Commission and a past member of the DRMS Advisory Panel and Mathematics Advisory Panel on Calculus of the National Science Foundation. He has served as a consultant in project management, quality management, new product development, and other areas for a number of organizations including Bechtel Corp., Sola Basic Industries, Clark Equipment Co., Penton, Office of Naval Research, NSF, Decision Research, Canada Council (Humanities and Social Sciences Division), Institute for Research on Public Policy (Canada), General Motors Research Laboratories, Stellite Division of Cabot Corp., Abbott Laboratories, Bell Laboratories, AT&T, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Resorts Condominium International, Inland Steel, Eli Lilly, Dana Corporation, Owens Brockway, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Case Corp., and several law firms on product liability litigation.
He has been or is an associate editor of Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Journal of Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and Management Science. He is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute and also served as vice-president, secretary, and member of the Executive Board of this organization. He also holds or has held various positions with TIMS and ORSA, and is a member of the American Society for Quality Control Standards Council.
He has been at Purdue since 1970 and has had visiting appointments at the University of Mannheim (West Germany), the University of British Columbia, the London Business School, Middle Eastern Technical University, Helsinki School of Economics and Management, Technological University of Costa Rica, Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), and the Wharton School. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant for 1985-86 under the Western European Regional Research Scholar Program to conduct research with colleagues in England and Finland. He is a past director of graduate professional management programs and executive education at the Krannert School and present participant in various executive management programs. In 1988, Professor Moskowitz was named the first James Brooke Henderson Distinguished Professor of Management.
Before coming to Purdue, Professor Moskowitz was a research engineer for General Electric (1956); a maintenance officer for the United States Air Force (1956-60); and a systems engineer for General Dynamics, Convair (1960-65).