Best Prof: Terry Taylor

Terry Taylor of Berkeley's Haas School is among the world's 40 best business school profs under the age of 40.

Terry Taylor of Berkeley’s Haas School is among the world’s 40 best business school profs under the age of 40.

Terry Taylor

Associate Professor, Operations and Information Technology Management

Age: 38

Institution: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Education: Stanford University, PhD, Management Science & Engineering

Stanford University, BS, Industrial Engineering

Courses: Operations Management

At Haas Since: 2007

Before Haas: Columbia Business School

Tuck School of Business

Fun Fact: Enjoys mountain biking and doesn’t miss the snowdrifts he occasionally encountered on his daily bike commute when he was at Columbia and Dartmouth.

Professor Terry Taylor’s academic interests include the economics of operations management and supply chain management. His research and teaching look at operational issues confronted by manufacturing and service companies. In 2009, Professor Taylor won the Earl F. Cheit Excellence in Teaching award at the Haas School of Business.

Students Say:

“Professor Taylor doesn’t just teach Operational Leadership, he personifies it. From his color-coded handouts, to his pre-designed white board diagrams, to his multiple choice-heavy final exam, Professor Taylor gives us countless simple but non-trivial examples of what he means by taking steps to mitigate the “pain” of variability. Despite the conspicuous efficiency of his course, Professor Taylor is genuinely committed to making it even better and regularly presses his students for constructive feedback via surveys and focus groups. In addition to these processes, Prof Taylor takes a deep interest in ensuring his students are connecting with course material and is both responsive and available to address student concerns of a professional as well as academic nature.” — Bernie Murphy, Berkeley MBA Class of 2011

Terry Taylor is amongThe World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40

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