Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Affiliates

Mike Hewitt, PhD

Title/s: Assistant Professor, Operations Management

Office #: Maguire 374

E-mail: mhewitt3@LUC.edu


Dr. Hewitt received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and his M.S.E. and B.S.E. degrees from the University of Michigan.  Dr. Hewitt’s research includes developing quantitative models of decisions found in the transportation and supply chain management domains, particularly in freight transportation and home delivery.  His work has assisted the decision-making of companies such as Exxon Mobil, Saia Motor Freight, and Yellow Roadway.  Currently, with funding from the New York State Health Foundation, he is working on developing open source technology to automate and improve the scheduling and routing of home health care professionals.  He complements these quantitative models with solution approaches that integrate exact optimization, heuristic search, and machine learning techniques. Before entering the PhD program at Georgia Tech, Dr. Hewitt worked as a software engineer, contributing to the development of software to support consumer set-top boxes and content delivery to LED signs in mass transit stations.