About Susan C Cholette




Associate Professor


Decision SciencesCollege of Business


Business Building (BUS)


Office Hours (Additional Info): 

As of 2016, her office is now BUS308.


At SF State Since:

Fall 2002


Professor and Chair (2016-2019) 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. 

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 is Scholarships Director for the local industry organization Women in Logisitics.   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, skiing and travelling abroad.