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Donald Erlenkotter

Professor Emeritus, Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Areas of Expertise:
  • Decision Sciences
  • Energy Systems
  • Facility Planning
  • Management Science
  • Operations Management
  • Water Resources


Donald Erlenkotter has focused his research and teaching on how mathematical models can be applied to managerial decisions. He has served the UCLA Anderson School of Management as chairman and associate dean for academic affairs, and has held appointments with the Agency for International Development, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He is a founder of the Production and Operations Management Society.

In 1994–95, Erlenkotter was a senior fulbright scholar at Kathmandu University in Nepal. He has studied, worked and taught in the developing markets of East Asia, including India, Iran and Nepal.



Ph.D. Management Science, 1970, Stanford University

M.S. Statistics-Operations Research, 1964, Stanford University

MBA Management Science, 1963, Stanford University

BCE, 1960, Georgia Institute of Technology