Erin McKie is an Assistant Professor in the Management Sciences department. She joined the Fisher School of Business in 2017 after earning a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. Dr. McKie is also affiliated with the Institute for Materials Research (IMR), a university-wide initiative focused on advancing technologies needed for sustainable manufacturing.
McKie's research is focused in the areas of sustainable operations, closed loop supply chains, and environmental regulations. In recent, her research has focused on challenges organizations face when pursuing product reuse initiatives. Topics she has worked on include examining consumers' valuations of sustainable products, identifying the optimal structure of environmental regulations, understanding the implications of selling new and remanufactured products simultaneously, and developing analytical models to better predict consumer returns. In addition to research, McKie teaches the core undergraduate course in operations management. Her classroom experience includes courses in the areas of business analytics, global sourcing, operations management, and service process design.
McKie’s work has been presented at several practitioner and industry conferences, including DSI, INFORMS, and POMS annual meetings, where she has also served as a session chair. Prior to returning to academia, McKie worked as a management consultant for Unum Group in the areas of operations, business systems, and strategy development.