Cheryl Druehl is an Associate Professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department at George Mason University’s School of Management. Previously she was an Assistant Professor at the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park and Stonehill College, MA. She has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Her research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, innovation, and product development. Her recent work models the encroachment of a disruptive innovation on an existing product. Other work examines incentives in the supply chain with multiple suppliers, and diffusion of technology from an operations perspective. She teaches operations management, supply chain management, management of technology, and optimization at the MBA and undergraduate levels. She has also taught Executive Education courses both in the U.S. and internationally. Professor Druehl worked extensively before obtaining her doctorate. Most recently, she was a consultant at Price Waterhouse LLP, where she focused on the design and implementation of warehouse management systems. Prior to that, she worked at MediaServ, a startup computer consulting firm, and at the Watkins Johnson Company as a manufacturing engineer.