three new faculty members go to work
assistant professor, operations
Wei received his Ph.D. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before teaching for the past three years at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. “As a researcher, I’m trained to be critical about existing practice and solutions,” Wei says—adding that this methodology also serves as an approach to teaching. “I often ask myself: How much can we extend this solution to other settings. When does the method fail, and when it fails, why? What if we make this or that modification to the method?” he explains. “In classrooms I encourage the students to take the same critical, Socratic approach.”
Wei’s teaching has extended beyond the classroom: he worked with the Ford Motor Company to help managers identify and quantify its supply chain risks. His articles have appeared in, or have been accepted by journals such as Harvard Business Review and Operations Research.