John Hanson

Associate Professor in Decision Science and Supply Chain Management
John Hanson
(619) 260-7673
Office Location
Alcala West, Durango A
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, Operations Management
  • MBA Michigan State University
  • B.A.Sc. University of Toronto, Aerospace Engineering
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Learning on the Shop Floor: the Behavioural Roots of Organisational Knowledge
  • Core Values and Environmental Management: A Strong Inference Approach
  • Defining and Measuring Alignment in Performance Management
  • Differential Method for TCO Modelling: An Analysis and Tutorial
  • Cost Modelling Based On Experience: Do We Have It Backwards?


John Hanson is assistant professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of San Diego.  Professor Hanson received a B.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto and for many years was licensed as a professional engineer.  He received an MBA from Michigan State University and subsequently a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the same institution, where he was a Masco doctoral scholar.  He retains an affiliation with Michigan State University as a faculty advisor on their award-winning executive leadership program in Operations Management.  Prior to entering academia, Professor Hanson worked for over twenty years in the Automotive industry and held management positions with AlliedSignal (now Honeywell), Siemens, Dura Automotive and Eaton Corp.  His fields of expertise have been corporate strategy and advanced technology planning.  He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia and holds several patents on automotive technology.  At the University of San Diego, Professor Hanson’s research…