Christopher J. Solo

Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Analytics
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 478 Business Building
Phone: (814) 867-2261



Christopher J. Solo is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with over 21 years of service in the United States Air Force.  Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, he served as a military intelligence officer managing high-profile Department of Defense programs (Washington, DC).  Previously, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), Branch Chief for Space Support Analysis at Headquarters Air Force Space Command (Peterson AFB, CO), Acquisition Program Manager and Executive Officer in the F-15 System Program Office (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH), Project Manager at the Defense Intelligence Agency (Washington, DC), and Plans and Systems Element Chief in the 51st Operations Support Squadron at Osan Airbase, Republic of Korea.

As a graduate of Penn State's Air Force ROTC program, Professor Solo earned a B.S. in Mathematics (1994), M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology, OH (2004), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Penn State (2009).

Dr. Solo teaches a variety of in-residence and online undergraduate and graduate courses in Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems, and Business Analytics at Penn State 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

BAN 530, Business Strategies for Data Analytics