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June 6, 2002 Faculty Promotions in the John Molson School of Business



Jean-Marie Bourjolly

The following faculty members have been promoted to Professor, effective June 1, 2002:

Jean-Marie Bourjolly, Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems

Jean-Marie Bourjolly studied mathematics in Toulouse, operations research at Université de Montréal, and earned a PhD in combinatorics and optimization at Waterloo.

Since 1987, when he was hired by the John Molson School of Business, he has taught more than 15 different courses at all levels, including MBA, MScA. and PhD seminars.

His research interests encompass classical combinatorial problems such as Max-clique and Max-SAT, the design and operation of cellular telephone networks, and logistics and supply chain management. His papers have appeared in a number of first-class journals such as Mathematical Programming and Management Science.

As a consultant to Prestige Telecom Ltd., Dr. Bourjolly has worked on the development of a software package for frequency allocation that so far has been sold to telecom operators in nine countries, and for which, together with Prestige’s R&D Department, he was awarded the 2001 First Prize for an OR application by the Canadian Operational Research Society.

He was invited to present this work at the 2001 INFORMS General Meeting in a special session titled “Telecommunications Keynote: Distinguished Applications of Telecommunications Planning.” He was also invited to present supply-chain management at the Spring School on Logistics and Distribution Management that was organized at H.E.C. in May 2002.


William Taylor

William Taylor, Management

William D. Taylor is director of the executive MBA program in the John Molson School of Business. He has a PhD in strategic management from the École des Hautes Études Commerciale de Montréal, and MBA from McMaster University, and a BA in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

He has published numerous papers on subjects related to organizational strategy and strategic planning systems, and he has made presentations at many national and international conferences. He has extensive business experience as an employee of General Motors and as a consultant. Dr. Taylor has worked with both domestic and international firms in the areas of strategic planning and management development.

His clients have included SNC/Lavelin, Newbridge Networks, Nortel, Air Canada, Dominion Textiles, Bombardier Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Laurentian Bank of Canada, Standard Life of Canada, ESAB Canada, Alcatel Canada Wire, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Computing Devices Canada, Petromont (Union Carbide), International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Aviation Management Training Institute, the Canadian Institute of Bankers, Federation of Canadian Deans of Management and Administrative Studies, Charterways Transport, and the New Brunswick Department of Economic Development.

Dr. Taylor has over 30 years of experience in management education and has helped to establish a number of new programs, including the Concordia Executive MBA Program. He is also the founding director of the IATA/Concordia International Aviation MBA program.

Prior to coming to Concordia in 1983, he helped develop the business administration program at Bishop’s University where he served as Director of Business Administration Division.

Dr. Taylor has been chair of the Business Policy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and an area associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. He has also served as an advisor to and taught in the Canadian Certified Advanced Technology Manager Program. He has taught in a number of countries, including China, Trinidad and Switzerland.



Jerry Tomberlin

Jerry Tomberlin, Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems

Jerry Tomberlin is Dean of the John Molson School of Business. He had been Interim Dean since August 2001, and was appointed to a full five-year term last month. Prior to that appointment, he served as an associate dean in varied portfolios since 1995, most recently as associate dean of external affairs.

Dr. Tomberlin joined Concordia University in 1984 and has been an associate professor since 1985. He has twice served as the Chair of the Department of Decision Sciences and MIS from 1988-90 and again from 1991-93. From 1986-88, he was the Academic Director of the MBA program.

He has also served as a consultant for the Bureau de Statistiques de Québec, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Clairol Canada, among others. He has published 14 refereed articles and 10 conference proceedings. He has been a faculty representative to the University Senate and served on the Senate Steering Committee. Dr. Tomberlin has a master’s in public health in biostatistics from the University of Michigan and an MA and PhD, both in statistics, from Harvard University.