Professor of the Practice
After receiving her Ph.D., Professor Stephanie Jernigan worked in warehouse logistics consulting before joining the strategic planning department of Norfolk Southern. There she developed optimization-based decision-support tools and discovered that she really likes freight trains. After moving to Massachusetts she spent two years as a research associate at the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT, where she investigated ways to lower the carbon footprint of multinational supply chains and means of assessing supply chain risk in new product launches.
She joined the Carroll School faculty in 2011 and is passionate about introducing students to how operations is used in the business world. She teaches Statistics, Math for Management, Operations Management, and Risk Analysis and Simulation. The most important thing students get from her classes is confidence that they can solve real-world problems, and her classes emphasize “learning-by-doing.”
Professor Jernigan is a member of INFORMS and the American Statistical Association.