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Brenda Courtad

Assistant Professor of Business

Contact Information

Dominguez Hall 301G

970.248.1794

bcourtad@coloradomesa.edu

Education

PhD, Business Analytics (in progress): University of Cincinnati

MBA: University of Findlay

BS, Mechanical Engineering: Ohio University

Biography

I currently teach Quantitative Decision Making and Operations Management. I enjoy creating courses that challenge business students to think critically about business problems they may face, understand the tools used to solve these real world problems, and implement them appropriately. I also encourage students to develop computing skills that will serve them as professionals. 

My research is in Health Care Operations Management with a focus on Post-Acute Care patient flow including payment methods, scheduling, and appropriate care settings.

I have work experience at a company supplying rubber products to the automotive industry. The company, DTR Industries, is a small Japan based company. I worked as a process engineer in both the metal and rubber mixing departments. I have been teaching for the past several years as a TA at the University of Cincinnati where I taught Business Analytics, Operations Management, and Quality Management.

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