Vicente Vargas

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Vicente Vargas
(619) 260-4136
Office Location
Olin Hall 239
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Operations Management
  • Graduate Study, University of Maryland, Mathematics
  • B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mathematics
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • The Accuracy of Aggregate LP Planning Models in Perspectives in Operations Management: Essays in Honor of Elwood S. Buffa, Kluwer Academic Press
  • A Master Production Scheduling Procedure for Stochastic Demand and Rolling Planning Horizons, International Journal of Production Economics
  • An optimal solution for the stochastic version of the Wagner-Whitin dynamic lot-size model, European Journal of Operational Research
  • MotherLand Air Game: Using Experiential Learning to Teach Revenue Management Concepts, Informs Transactions on Education
  • Ownership and Control, Organization, and Private Frim Performance, Strategic Management Journal


Vicente Vargas has taught and developed courses in Production and Operations Management, Service Operations Management, Mathematical Models for Managers and two Comparative International Business modules in Latin America. Vargas held a faculty position at Emory University prior to joining USD in the Fall of 2001. He has also been a visiting professor at INCAE, one of the premier Latin American business schools. Vargas is an innovative educator as evidenced by two University-wide grant awards earned while at Emory. There he developed and led two international study abroad modules encompassing all the associated program and logistical details and securing significant corporate sponsorship. While teaching is what drew Vargas to a university faculty career, from the onset he has embraced research, the creation of new knowledge, as an integral part of professional identity. Vargas continues to work in his principle areas of specialty, inventory and service operations management. He is currently pursuing research questions…