Faruk Guder

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 429

Phone: 312.915.7062

Email: fguder@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://fguder.sites.luc.edu


Faruk Guder is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Quinlan School of Business. Dr. Guder completed his Ph.D. in Operations Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; he also holds an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. degree in Operations Management from Aegean (Ege) University in Izmir, Turkey. Dr. Guder previously served as Associate Dean at the Quinlan School of Business 2006-2016. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department. 

Dr. Guder teaches courses in business analytics, principle of analytic programming, and business statistics in graduate, executive degree (EMBA and MBA-HCM), and undergraduate programs. Dr. Guder was named Quinlan’s Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year in 2017 and in 1999, Quinlan’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year in 2006-2007, and Quinlan’s Outstanding MBA-Healthcare Management Teacher of the Year in 2007-2008. Dr. Guder also received the Dean’s Faculty Service Award in 2016.

His research interests include teaching evaluations, business analytics, and inventory problems. He has published papers in various journals including Operations Research, Math Programming and The Journal of Operational Research.


  • PhD, Operations Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
  • MBA, Production/Operations Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
  • BA, School of Business, Aegean (Ege) University, Izmir-Turkey, 1977

Research Interests

  • Teaching Evaluations and Teaching Improvement
  • Business Analytics
  • Quality Management
  • Inventory control problems with price discounts and capacity constraints
  • spatial price equilibrium
  • piecewise-linear programming
  • large-scale quadratic programming problems with transportation type constraints

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Member of American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Manuscript reviewer for:

  • Management Science
  • Operations Research
  • Transportation Science
  • Naval Research Logistics
  • The Journal of Operational Research Society
  • European Journal of Operations Research

Courses Taught

  • INFS 443 Business Analytics
  • ISSCM 491, Managerial Statistics
  • INFS 691 Principles of Analytic Programming
  • ISSCM 402N Quantitative Methods II [Statistics Primer]


  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Quinlan Graduate School of Business 2017
  • Dean’s Faculty Service Award, Quinlan School of Business, 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Quinlan MBA-Healthcare Management Program, 2007-2008
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Quinlan Undergraduate School of Business 2006-2007
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Quinlan Graduate School of Business 1998-1999
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Collegiate School of Business 1990
  • Dean's List of Top Fifteen Faculty (1996, 1997)
  • Faculty of the Year 1998-99, Quinlan School of Business
  • James E. Kemper Research Fellowship, School of Business, Loyola University Chicago 1987-1988
  • Summer Research Grant, Loyola University 1985

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles 

Guder, F., Malliaris, M., (2013). "Online Course Evaluations Response Rates." American Journal of Business Education, 6(3), 333-337

Guder, F. Malliaris, M., (2010). "Online and Paper Course Evaluations." American Journal of Business Education, 3. 2. 131-137.  

Guder, F., Malliaris, M., Jalilvand, A. (2009). "Changing the Culture of a School: The Effect of Larger Class Size on Instructor and Student Performance." American Journal of Business Education, 2. 9. 83-89.  

Guder, F., Pinar, M., Yucel, T., (2004). "Examining the Impact of ISO 9000 Certification on Business Performance Using Stock Market Returns."  Journal of Business and Society, Volume 16, Number 2.

Guder, F., Al-Hayri, N. Shah, Jukic, N., (2003). "Obscene and Indecent Material on the Internet: Case of Oman."  The Global Economy: Financial, Monetary, Trade and Knowledge Asymmetries, APF Press.

Guder, F. Zydiak, J. L., (2000). "Fixed Cycle Ordering Policies for Capacitated Multiple Item Inventory Systems with Quantity Discounts.”  Computers and Industrial Engineering, 38(1),, 67-77.

 Guder, F.  Zydiak, J. L. (1999). "Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Inventory Systems to Multiple Resource Constraints." Computers and Operations Research, 26, 583-87.

 Guder, F. Zydiak, J. L.  (1997). "Non-Stationary Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Systems Subject to a Single Resource Constraint and Quantity Discounts." Computers and Operations Research, 24(1), 61-71.

Guder, F. Nourie, F., (1996). "A Dual Simplex Algorithm for Piecewise-Linear Programming." Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 47, 583-590.

 Guder, F., Zydiak, J. L.  Chaudhry, S. S., (1996). "An Extended Algorithm for Capacitated Multiple Item Ordering with Quantity Discounts." Opsearch, 33, 20-29.

Guder, F., Zydiak, J. L. (1995). "Non-Stationary Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Systems Subject to a Single Resource Constraints." Journal of Operational Research Society, 46, 1145-1152.

Guder, F., Morris. J. G., (1994). "Optimal Objective Function Approximation for Separable Convex Quadratic Programming." Mathematical Programming, 67, 133-142.

 Guder, F., Zydiak, J. L. Chaudhry, S. S. (1994). "Capacitated Multiple Item Ordering with Incremental Quantity Discounts." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 45, 1197-1205.

Guder, F., Nourie, F. J. (1994). "A Restricted-Entry Method for a Transportation Problem with Piecewise-Linear Concave Costs." Computers and Operations Research, 21, 723-733.

Guder, F., Morris, J. G. , Yoon, S. H., (1993). "Parallel Computation of Intertemporal Multicommodity Spatial Price Equilibria in the Presence of Quotas." Annals of Operations Research, 44.

Guder, F., Morris, J. G., Yoon, S. H., (192). "Parallel and Serial Successive Overrelaxation for Multicommodity Spatial Price Equilibrium Problems." Transportation Science, 26  48-58.

Guder, F., (1992). "An Iterative SOR Algorithm for Multi-Period Spatial Equilibria." European Journal of the Operational Research, 61, 299-305. 

Guder, F., (1990).  "Review of POMS." OR/MS Today." Volume 17, Number 3.

Guder, F., Morris, J. G., (1989). "Computing Equilibrium Single Commodity Trade Flows Using SOR." Management Science, 35, 843-850.

Guder, F., (1989). "Pairwise Reactive Successive Overrelaxation for Net Import Spatial Equilibrium Problems." Mathematical Programming, 43, 175-186.

Guder, F., (1988). "An iterative LP algorithm for Spatial Equilibria." The Journal of Operational Research Society, 39, 1147-1154. 

Guder, F., Morris, J.G., (1988). "Objective Function Approximation: An Application to Spatial Price Equilibrium Models." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 70, 391-396.

Guder, F., Morris, J.G., (1986). "Spatial Price Equilibrium, Distribution Center Location and Successive Overrelaxation." Annals of Operations Research, 6, 113-128.

Guder, F., (1985). "A Price Formulation for Single Commodity Spatial Equilibrium Model." American Institute for Decision Sciences Proceedings, 16th Annual Midwest Conference, 86‑88.

Guder, F., Buongiorno, J., (1984). "An Interregional Analysis of the North American Newsprint Industry." Interfaces, 14, 85-95.


Pinar, M., Girard, T., Guder, (2023). Examining the Net Promoter Score (NPS) for Convenience Store: Is NPS Impacted by Consumer Demographics? Presented at the Würzburg International Business Forum's 6th International Business Conference (WIBF-IBC), (Extended Abstract), June 15-16, Würzburg, Germany. 

Guder, F., Malliaris, M., (2020). Commercial Software for Teacher Course Evaluations, Conference Proceeding: Western DSI 49th Annual Meeting, April 7-10, 2020, Portland, OR.