Skip to Content

Darla Moore School of Business


Sean M. Handley

Title: Department Chair
Distinguished Moore Research Fellow and Professor
Department: Management Science
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-2787
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 401M
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Sean Handley headshot


Sean M. Handley is the department chair, professor and Distinguished Moore Research Fellow in the department of management science. Handley previously served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame and Rutgers University. He obtained his Ph.D. and MBA from The Ohio State University, and received his B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to entering academics, Handley served in multiple operational and supply chain roles working for a logistics subsidiary of Honda Motor, CEVA Logistics (formerly CTI), and GE Aviation among others. Handley is teaching, or has taught, graduate and undergraduate courses on operations and supply chain management, process analytics, business statistics, and procurement management and global sourcing. 

Handley’s primary scholarly interests lie in studying the challenges and approaches to managing outsourced business processes with a particular interest in: formal and informal mechanisms for managing inter-organizational relationships, the management of offshore outsourcing engagements, and quality management with outsourced manufacturing. His research has been published in several leading academic journals including  Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Strategic Management Journal, MIS Quarterly and Journal of Business Logistics. He serves on the editorial review board for Production and Operations Management and Journal of Supply Chain Management, and is an associate editor for the Journal of Operations Management.


Outsourcing, offshoring, buyer-supplier relationships, inter-organizational quality management, sourcing healthcare information systems


Ph.D., The Ohio State University
MBA, The Ohio State University

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.