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Jarrod Goentzel

Director, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab

Jarrod Goentzel is founder and director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and is a research lead for the MIT Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation sponsored by USAID. His research focuses on meeting human needs in resource-constrained settings through better supply chain management, information systems and decision support technology. Dr. Goentzel balances theoretical and applied work through active engagement with the private sector, government agencies, humanitarian, international development, and community organizations on several continents. He has over 20 years of experience designing supply chains and developing information technology solutions. Dr. Goentzel has created graduate-level courses in humanitarian logistics, international operations and supply chain finance, and has extensive experience using simulation games to build intuition and leadership skills.

Previously, Dr. Goentzel was Executive Director of the MIT Supply Chain Management Program, where he was responsible for design and management of the nine-month professional master’s degree program. He joined MIT in 2003 to establish the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, which developed novel education, research, and outreach programs with the Zaragoza Logistics Center in Spain.

Dr. Goentzel received a Ph.D. from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in applied mathematics from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in mathematics from Tabor College with studies at the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary).

Related News:

Article on CTL research into the economic viability of electric-powered delivery trucks; Jarrod Goentzel quoted: “Driving the green: New study suggests that electric-powered trucks will save money for businesses” – MIT News – February 1, 2012 **homepage spotlight story**




Jarrod Goentzel

Contact info:

Jarrod Goentzel
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Room E38-650
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617.253.2053


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