MIS Department Remembers Dr. Moshe Dror

July 7, 2022


The MIS Department is sad to share the news of the July 3, 2022, passing of our colleague and friend Dr. Moshe Dror.

Dr. Moshe Dror joined the University of Arizona as the Head of the Decision Sciences Program on August 16, 1990. The program merged into the Department of Management and Information Systems, where he was a faculty member until he retired from the Eller College of Management in 2018, as a professor emeritus. He was known for his love of ideas and coffee and his passion for academic discourse.

Moshe’s research focused in the areas of game theory, combinatorial and multiobjective optimization, applied scheduling and logistics. He supervised 16 dissertations, had over 100 journal publications, multiple conference proceedings and gave countless presentations, including plenary talks. He was a visiting faculty at multiple universities, including Berkeley, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. In 2004, he received the Allan N. Nash Award for Distinguished Doctoral Graduate from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. 

He taught courses on operations management, industrial engineering and quantitative analysis, among other topics and was named to the Dean’s Teaching Distinction List during his tenure at the University of Arizona.

Prior to the University of Arizona, Moshe was a tenured senior lecturer (equivalent to an associate professor) in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel as well as an invited researcher and visiting professor at Centre de recherche sur les transports, Université de Montréal in Canada. He earned a PhD in management science from the University of Maryland as well as an MSc degree in mathematical methods and an IE degree from Columbia University. 

Moshe was born in Kazan, Russia, spent his early childhood in Poland and grew up in Israel. He is survived by his wife Dr. Malcah Yaeger-Dror and 4 children.

This MIS Department has established a scholarship in his memory. Please contact Sue Brown for details.