John B. Larsen

Senior Lecturer
 John B. Larsen
363 RBB
Academic Specialty
Operations Management

Ph.D. in Operations Management, University of Texas-Austin (1989)
B.A. in Physics, University of Virginia (1978)

Areas of Expertise

Operations Research
Decision Analysis

Dr. Larsen was born in Newport News Virginia and attended the University of Virginia, earning a B.A. in Physics. He then worked for Howmet Turbine Components Corporation as a Junior Process Engineer. He then returned to school, enrolling at the University of Texas, there earning a Ph.D. in Operations Management While at U.T., he worked a couple of summers as a Research Engineer for Lockheed-Austin. His first academic position was at Indiana University from 1987-1991. He then took a position at Florida State University.

Selected Published Research


John B. Larsen and James S. Dyer, "Dynamic Maintenance of a Deteriorating System Under Uncertainty:, in Perspectives in Operations Management:  Essays in Honor of Elwood S. Buffa, edited by R. Sarin, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA 1993.

James S. Dyer, Richard N. Lund, John B. Larsen, V. Kumar, and Robert P. Leone, "A Decision Support System for Prioritizing Oil and Gas Exploration Activities", Operations Research, May-June 1990. (pp 386-396)

James S. Dyer and John B. Larsen, "Using Multiple Objectives to Approximate Normative Models," Annals of Operations Research, 1984. (pp. 39-58)

Honors and Awards

University of Texas at Austin: Sord Scholar, Phi Kappa Phi
University of Virginia: Echols Scholar

Interesting Facts

 In addition to teaching at Florida State University, Dr. Larsen also is co-owner (with his wife) of HomeBrew Den, a retail store specializing in equipment and supplies for home beer-making and wine-making. He is also the Head Brewer at Momo's Pizza Brewpub in Tallahassee.