Associate Professor

Marilyn T. Lucas is an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont. Dr. Lucas completed her undergraduate degree from the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs des Techniques Agricoles (E.N.I.T.A) in Dijon, France, then moved to the United Sates. She completed her M.S. in Operations Management from Michigan Technological University, and then her Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Lucas teaches courses in the Business Analytics area, including BSAD 30-Decision Analysis, BSAD 173-Operations Management, and BSAD 270-Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making /Operations Research. Prior to joining UVM, Dr. Lucas taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Operations Management at Bentley University and undergraduate courses in Operations Research and Operations Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Lucas’ research interests include strategic issues in operations management, including sustainable operations, healthcare operations, and the operations/marketing interface. She relies not only on operations research-based modeling and simulation-based approaches to analyze the design of queueing systems and the management of perishable inventories, but also on empirically-based techniques to investigate the impact of environmental management initiatives on firm financial performance. She has published in academic journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Business Strategy and the Environment, among others. Dr. Lucas is a member of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS); The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS); and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

Dr. Lucas grew up on Reunion Island, which is off the East Coast of Africa.

Research and/or Creative Works

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • T.G. Noordewier and Marilyn T. Lucas (accepted) “On Being Green and Profitable: Does Industry Context Matter?” International Journal of Production Economics (available online 23 October 2019)
  • H. Do, M. Shunko, Marilyn T. Lucas, and D. Novak (2018), “Impact of Behavioral Factors on Performance of Multi-Server Queuing Systems,” Production and Operations Management, 27(8), 1553-1573 (available online 19 June 2018).
  • S. K. Puranam, D. C. Novak, Marilyn T. Lucas, and M. Fung (2017), “Managing Blood Inventory with Multiple Independent Sources of Supply,” European Journal of Operational Research, 259(2), 500-511.
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and T.G. Noordewier (2016), "Environmental  Management Practices and Firm Financial Performance: The Moderating Effect of Industry Pollution-Related Factors,” International Journal of Production Economics, 175, 24-34 (available online 13 February 2016). 
  • S.K. Puranam, D.C. Novak, and Marilyn T. Lucas (2015), “Extending the Newsvendor Model to Account for Uncontrolled Inventory Transfers,” Annals of Operations Research (available on-line 15 December 2015).
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and G.E. Monahan (2011), "Optimal Product Design with Market-Based Learning and Manufacturing Flexibility,” International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, 17(3), 211-237. 
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and O.M. Kirillova (2011), “Reconciling the Resource-Based and Competitive Positioning Perspectives on Manufacturing Flexibility,”  Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 22(2), 189-203.
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. (2010), “Understanding Environmental Management Practices: Integrating Views from Strategic Management and Ecological Economics,” Business Strategy and the Environment, 19, 543-556.
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and  M.A. Wilson (2008), “Tracking the Relationship between Environmental Management and Financial Performance in the Service Industry,” Service Business, 2(3), 203-218.
  • Hess, J.D. and Marilyn T. Lucas (2004), "Doing the Right Thing or Doing the Thing Right: Allocating Resources between Marketing Research and Production,” Management Science, 50(4), 521-526.
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and D. Chhajed (2004), "Applications of Location Analysis in Agriculture: A Survey," Journal of the Operational Research Society,  55(6), 561-578.
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and C.F. Nicholson (2003), "Subsidized Vehicle Acquisition and Earned Income in the Transition from Welfare to Work,” Transportation, 30(4), 483-501.
  • Buescher, M., P. Sullivan, C. Halbrendt, and Marilyn T. Lucas (2001), "The Community-Business Matching Project: New Tools for Rural Development," Journal of Sustainable Agriculture,  17(4), 57-74.
  • J.O. Frendewey, A.B. Jambekar and Marilyn T. Lucas (1997), "Measuring the Relative Efficiency of the Small Business Development Centers in Michigan using Data Envelopment Analysis," Midwestern Journal of Business and Economics,  10(3), (Part 1) 25-33.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and T.G. Noordewier (2010), "Environmental Management Practices in Services: When Does it Pay to be Green?” Proceedings of the International Research Symposium in Service Management, University of Mauritius, Mauritius.
    • Winner of the Best Paper Award of the IRSSM 2010 Conference
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and C.F. Nicholson (2003), "On the Evaluation of a Small Vehicle Donation-and-Sales Program,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Science Institute, pp. 381-383.
  • R. Franza and Marilyn T. Lucas (2000), "New Product Development: A Mathematical Model of the Time-to-Market versus Product Performance Trade-off,” Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute,Vol. 3, pp. 1019-1021.
  • C. Halbrendt, Marilyn T. Lucas, P. Sullivan and Y. Zheng (2000), "A Framework for Matching Communities with Businesses in Planning for Sustainable Economic Development,” Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Science Institute, pp. 7-9.
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and R. Franza (1999), "Improving Time-to-Market or Product Quality? Impact of Market Environment on the Firm’s New Product Development Strategy,” Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Decision Science Institute, Vol. 3, pp. 1163-1165.
  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and J.D. Hess (1998), "Resource Allocation Issues between Marketing Research and Production,” Proceedings of the International POMS Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 186-192.

WRITTEN CASES with INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

  • Lucas, Marilyn T. and A. Hoffman (2000), "The COGNEX Corporation: Play Hard, Work Hard," in “Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization,” by M.A. Hitt, R.D. Ireland, and R.E. Hoskisson, Fourth Edition, South-Western College Publishing, pp. C224-233.

Associations and Affiliations

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS); The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS); Decision Sciences  Institute (DSI)

Marilyn T. Lucas

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D.

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-8276
Office Location:

202 Kalkin

Office Hours:

By appointment