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John R. Current

John R. Current


Professor of Management Sciences


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phone: (614) 292-3166
fax: (614) 292-1272
address: 632 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210


PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MS, Johns Hopkins University
BA, DePauw University

Areas of Expertise

  • Network design
  • Vehicle routing
  • Facility location
  • Vendor selection


Professor Current teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on business analytics at the Fisher College of Business. He has also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Coimbra in Portugal since 1993.

He has published over 60 articles and guest edited eight special journal issues in his areas of expertise, and was founding editor of Location Science. His articles have appeared in ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Benchmarking: An International Journal, DecisionSciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Geographical Analysis, Journal of Business Logistics, Naval Research Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Tourism: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Transportation Research A and B, and Transportation Science among other journals. These publications have been cited over 1,300 times. He is active internationally. In addition to his association with the University of Coimbra, he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Commission of the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores in Portugal since 1995, has been a guest of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on two occasions, was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Regional Science Association for 4 years, and the Executive Director of the North American Regional Science Association for 5 years.

He has received numerous honors for his research, teaching, and service. These include a Decree of Commendation from the State of Ohio House of Representatives for outstanding teaching and research and the Fisher College Pace Setters Outstanding Researcher and Undergraduate Teacher awards. In 2006, one of his articles was recognized as one of the 30 most influential articles (of over 10,000) published in the first 30 years the European Journal of Operational Research. A 2008 article in the Journal of Operations Management ranked him14th among over 1,300 American business school OM professors based upon impact of research publications. In 2006, he was the fifth recipient of the North American Regional Science Council’s “Special Recognition Award” for his contributions to the association.