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Laurel Travis

Assistant Professor of Practice
Laurel Travis
2074 Pamplin (0235)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Dr. Laurel Travis received a both her MBA and her Ph.D. in Business-Quantitative Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Mathematics.  Since that time, she has taught at 7 universities in the United States, Canada, and most recently, China.  She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in subjects including management science, management information systems, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.  She has published a textbook entitled Simulation for Decision Making, with Arne Thesen.

Laurel's research and teaching interests focus on international programs, gerrymandering, discrete event simulation, and applied optimization.  Laurel’s recent volunteer activities include caring for the Hokie horses, and teaching STEM on a schooner in the Great Lakes.