Professor of Business Administration
Professor Powell's research covers four areas: energy economics, marketing and operations, production lines, and business process design. The central focus of his research has been on understanding production lines and service sector business processes through modeling. Recently, he has become interested in trying to understand how novices approach modeling in ill-structured business situations. He is also involved in the Tuck Spreadsheet Engineering Research Project, a three-year project to study how individuals and organizations use spreadsheets and to identify best practices.