Arthur J. Swersey

Professor of Operations Research

Professor Art Swersey
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Professor Swersey's expertise is in quality management, operations management, and mathematical modeling. He has 30 years' experience consulting to firms in statistical process control and quality management and is the co-author of a book on experimental design with applications in marketing and service operations.  His expertise in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry is the basis for his study of quality practices and results among Japanese and U.S. PCB firms. Professor Swersey has done research on siting vehicle emissions testing stations, and school bus scheduling, and has developed queuing models for the New York City Fire Department. In his current research he has devised a mathematical model for predicting the severity of prostate cancer based on biopsy results and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. Prior to coming to Yale, Professor Swersey was with the Rand Corporation where he directed fire and police studies in New York City.


  • D. Eng. Sci., Columbia University, 1972
  • MS, Columbia University, 1964
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961


International Experience: Japan
MGT 416
Operations Engine
MGT 422
Probability Modeling & Statistics
MGT 403
Management of Quality
MGT 574


Selected Articles

Art Swersey
Quality Progress
G. H. Bell, J. Ledolter and A. J. Swersey
G. H. Bell, J. Ledolter and A. J. Swersey
International Journal of Research in Marketing
J. Ledolter and A. Swersey
Joseph M. Juran: Critical Evaluations In Business And Management


World's 50 Best Business School Professors
Poets & Quants
October 2012
Faculty Teaching Award
Executive MBA
2010, 2012
Excellence in Teaching Award
Yale School of Management Alumni Association
1989, 2005
Special Faculty Recognition Award as part of the School’s 25th anniversary ceremonies
School of Management Alumni Association
Franz Edelman Award Competition for Management Science Excellence
1974, 1992
Elm and Ivy Award for Town-Gown Relations
New Haven, CT
Co-recipient of NATO Systems Science Prize


  • American Express
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Uniroyal Chemical Company
  • Circuit-Wise, Inc.
  • U.S. Repeating Arms Corporation
  • Howmedica, Inc.
  • AM-Gold, Inc.
  • Latex Foam Products
  • INCO Engineered Products, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • City of New York Fire and Police Departments