Vedat Verter

Vedat  Verter
  • John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration
  • Established through a gift from John H. McConnell
  • Department of Supply Chain Management


Vedat Verter, the John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration serves as chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management, specializing in the application of operations research for tackling challenges in the public sector. His areas of research are service chain design, hazardous materials logistics, sustainable operations, and healthcare operations management. His work in these four areas is well recognized through top-tier journal publications as well as invited presentations around the globe.

In the area of healthcare, he focuses on preventive, primary, emergency, acute, and chronic care processes as well as their interaction. He is Founding Director of the NSERC CREATE Program in Healthcare Operations and Information Management, a seven-university Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellow training program across Canada. Verter is also Editor-in-Chief of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, an international journal focusing on public sector decision-making.