Barbara J. Hoopes, PhD, is Associate Professor of Business Information Technology and is currently teaching in the Evening MBA, Executive MBA and MIT programs in Virginia Tech's National Capital Region. She received the Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the B.S. in Mathematics from Davidson College. Dr. Hoopes teaches Operations Management, Global Supply Chain Management, IT Project Management, Introduction to Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Study Abroad courses. Her research interests are in the area of performance measurement and evaluation using mathematical modeling approaches. She has published papers in Management Science, the Journal of Productivity Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Annals of OR, and the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management. Dr. Hoopes is a member of INFORMS.