Christopher Solo

Instructor in Management Information Systems
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 478 Business Building
Phone: (814) 867-2261


Dr. Solo teaches a variety of courses in Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems at Penn State.  Prior to joining the Smeal faculty, Dr. Solo served over 21 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, where he held leadership positions in the intelligence, acquisition program management, and operations research analyst career fields.  During this time, Dr. Solo also served on the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he taught undergraduate courses covering probability and statistics, optimization, decision analysis, queueing theory, and simulation.  Dr. Solo retired from the Air Force in the rank of lieutenant colonel and is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Publication List

Solo, C.J., "A Two-Phased Approach to Multi-Objective Supply Chain Design and Operation", Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Supply Chain Management, 2016, A. Ravindran (Editor), pp. 85-130.

Kharoufeh, J.P., Solo, C.J., and M.Y. Ulukus, "Semi-Markov models for degradation-based reliability", IIE Transactions, 2016, 42 (8), pp. 599-612.


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Penn State University, 2009

M.S., Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2004

B.S., Mathematics, Penn State University, 1994


SCM 421, Supply Chain Analytics

SCM 301, Supply Chain Management

MIS 204, Introduction to Business Information Systems