Timothy Burwell, PhD


  • Ph.D. Management Science, Clemson University
  • M.S. Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
  • B.A. Mathematics, Wofford College

Timothy H. Burwell joined the faculty of the John A. Walker College of Business in 1986. During his tenure at Appalachian State, he has served in several administrative roles from 1994-2019, including as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs (1994-1998) and Associate Dean (1998-2003) of the John A. Walker College of Business and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (2003- 2007) and Vice Provost for Resource Management (2007-2019) in the Office of Academic Affairs. He received a Ph.D. in management science at Clemson University.  His research interests are in the areas of mathematical programming, operations management, and operations research applied to public emergency services.  He has published articles in Decision Sciences, Computers and Operations Research, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, and others.  Dr. Burwell is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute and The Institute for Management Science and Operations Research. 

Recent Publications

“The Position Metric:  An Instructional Resource Management Tool,” Academic Leader:  The Newsletter for Academic Deans and Department Chairs, 2011, 27, No. 10, pp.4-5. (with S. Aeschleman and B. Sharp)  

“Economic Lot Size Model for Price-Dependent Demand under Quantity and Freight Discounts,” International Journal of Production Economics, 1997, 48, pp. 141-155, (with D. Dave, K. Fitzpatrick, and M. Roy).

“Accurate Estimation of Expected Coverage:  A Comparative Study,” Journal of Socio-Economic Planning, 1994, 28, pp.113-120 (with C. Saydam and J. Repede).

 “The Effect of Work-In-Process Inventory Levels On Throughput and Lead Times,” Production and Inventory Management Journal, 1993, 34, No. 1, pp. 6-12 (with Richard E. Crandall).

“Modeling Co-located Servers and Dispatch Ties in the Hypercube Model,” International Journal of Computers and Operations Research, 1993, 20, pp. 113119 (with J.P. Jarvis and M.A. McKnew).

  “An Application of a Spatially Distributed Queueing Model to an Ambulance System,” Journal of Socio-Economic Planning, 1992, 26, pp. 289-300 (with J.P. Jarvis and M.A. McKnew).


Title: Professor
Department: Department of Computer Information Systems

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7447

Fax: (828) 262-6190

Office address
2109 Peacock Hall
Mailing address
ASU Box 32049, Boone NC 28608