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. John B. Larsen is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain at Florida State University’s College of Business. 

Prior to teaching at FSU, Larson was an assistant professor at Indiana University. His industry experience includes working as a junior process engineer for Howmet Turbine Components Corporation and as a research engineer for Lockheed-Austin. 

Larson earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in operations management at the University of Texas.

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)

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.

Honors and Awards
  • University of Texas at Austin: Sord Scholar, Phi Kappa Phi
  • University of Virginia: Echols Scholar