Mark Gershon
Professor and Dept. Chairman,
Management Science/Operations Management

Fox School of Business and Management Speakman 347
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083
Phone: (215) 204.8130
E-mail: mgershon@temple.edu

Mark Gershon is the chairman of the Management Science and Operations Management department. An industrial engineer by training, he began his career as a quality engineer with the Project Management office at the Army's Armaments Development Command. He then worked as a project manager for Control Data Corporation, responsible for software development applications and consulting projects for the minerals industry, before coming to Temple in 1983. Since then, Dr. Gershon has focused on developing and implementing new ideas for project management and quality management. Besides earning a Professional Engineer's license, he holds certification as a Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He consults and gives seminars on these topics around the world. Dr. Gershon has published widely, including two textbooks and over thirty refereed journal articles. In 2002, he was keynote speaker at a conference in China, and has served on the editorial boards of international journals. An excellent teacher, he has been honored with the Lindback Award for Teaching by Temple.