Rex Cutshall

I-Core Coordinator at Kelley School of Business


  • Kelley School of Business



Kelley School of Business

Areas of Expertise

Management science applications to OM education, Quality Management, Educational theory of OM education, Operations Management, Strategic Sourcing

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, University of Evansville, 1988
  • BS, Indiana State University, 1984
  • AS, Vincennes University, 1982

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Senior Lecturer, 2001-present
  • Vincennes University, Dept of Management and Accounting Chairman, Professor of Business Management, 1987-2001
  • Johnson Controls, Inc./Automotive Systems Group, Purchasing Manager, 1984-1987
  • Masterbrands/Aristokraft, Inc., Purchasing Agent, 1984-1986

Awards, Honors & Certificates

  • Trustee''s Teaching Award
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
  • Certified Purchasing Manager
  • Accredited Purchasing Practitioner
  • Recipient-Most Memorable Professor Teaching Award, ODT Department 2007 and 2008

Selected Publications

  • Cutshall, R., S. Gavirneni, and K. Schultz (2007), “Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business Uses Integer Programming to Form Equitable, Cohesive Student Groups,” Interfaces, Vol. 37, pp. 265-276. 

Abstract We used integer programming to form student teams for case studies in the integrated core courses at Indiana University. The previous assignment method achieved academic balance but was time consuming and limited. We developed and implemented an integer-programming-based computerized method for forming teams. It achieves equity in team members’ academic performance, functional diversity, and demographic balance. Students perceived the system as fairer than the previous method, and it forms teams of students that work better together. Students complain less about other team members, and the students and the instructors report improvement in their experience. Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has adopted the integer-programming method for forming the teams for its I-core group of four courses.

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