About Susan C Cholette


(415) 405-2173


Instructional Faculty, Special Programs


Decision SciencesCollege of Business


Downtown Campus (DTC)


Office Hours: 

Tuesday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

As of 2021 my office is BUS206C (for Tuesday). Wednesday is by Zoom (10am-noon by appointment, noon-1pm open door), signup and access per what is found on the bio.


At SF State Since:

Fall 2002


Professor of Decision Sciences in the College of Business at San Francisco State University, Susan Cholette teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in operations, supply chain management, and project management.   Prior to her university appointment, she served as a project manager at Nonstop Solutions (now Manhattan Associates) and as a supply chain consultant for Aspen Technologies. She earned her Ph.D. in Operations Research at Stanford University and her B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. 

She was awarded a Lam-Larsen Distinguished Teaching Professorship (2021-2023).  

Her primary research interests concern supply chain efficiency and sustainability, especially for the food and beverage sectors.  She has published in diverse academic journals including: Interfaces, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Informs Transactions on Education, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, International Journal of Pricing and Revenue Management, International Journal of Wine Business Research, Journal of Global Marketing,  International Journal of Wine Marketing.  She has contributed invited chapters to the following books: Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing and The Wine Value Chain in China.

In addition to her duties at SF State, she has taught a variety of short courses elsewhere within California, France, Germany and Italy.  She serves as the Scholarships Director for the local industry organization Women in Logistics.   She was one of the founders of the Bay Area Green Supply Chain Forum and sits on the advisory board for PulpWorks, Inc, a startup providing greener and safer alternatives to plastic packaging.  In what remains of her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, SUP, and traveling abroad, pandemic-permitting.

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