Dr. Mesut Yavuz earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Engineering Management degrees from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He taught at the University of Florida and Shenandoah University, and he has been teaching at the University of Alabama since 2014 as Associate Professor of Operations Management. His research is in the broad areas of Manufacturing Control & Scheduling and Sustainable Transportation. He has published in the INFORMS journals M&SOM and Transportation Science.