Robert Batt, PhD
Position title: Associate Professor, Wisconsin School of Business
Website: Wisconsin School of Business
5287 Grainger Hall
Madison, WI 53703
Associate Professor, Operations and Information Management
Proctor & Gamble – Bascom Professor
Undergraduate: Wheaton College & Dartmouth College (2000)
Graduate: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (MEM 2001, MBA 2006)
Graduate: Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (PhD 2013)
Bob Batt is the Proctor & Gamble – Bascom Professor and an Associate Professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management at the Wisconsin School of Business. He also holds an affiliate appointment with the Department of Emergency Medicine in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
Professor Batt’s research is in service operations with an emphasis on healthcare delivery operations. His recent research focus is the operational impacts of crowding on hospital emergency departments. His research has been published in academic journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and Academic Emergency Medicine. He serves as Department Editor for Healthcare Management Science, and as Associate/Senior Editor for Management Science and Production and Operations Management. He is also a reviewer for several journals, including Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management Journal. Professor Batt is coauthor of the book “Modeling for Insight: A Master Class for Business Analysts” which provides analytics modeling strategies and techniques for ill-structured business problems.
Professor Batt received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. He also holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as well as engineering degrees from Dartmouth College and Wheaton College. Professor Batt teaches Service Operations Management to both undergraduate and MBA students at the Wisconsin School of Business. He has previously taught Data Mining and Spreadsheet Modeling at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.