Evan L. Porteus is the Sanwa Bank, Limited, Professor of Management Science, Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A graduate of Claremont Men’s College and Case Institute of Technology, he has also worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Systems Analysis) and at RAND Corporation, and was a Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Fellow in 1976-77 in Australia. Professor Porteus has published one book and over 50 articles and book chapters. He has been an associate editor of Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
He has taught in both the MBA and PhD programs and has been an active PhD dissertation advisor. His teaching currently focuses on CAT, critical analytical thinking. He has served as codirector of the Stanford/Singapore Executive Program and as Area Coordinator of the Operations, Information and Technology group. He was a founding co-director of the Product Development and Manufacturing Strategy Executive Program, a joint venture of the School of Business and the School of Engineering. He was a founding board member of StartUp, now Renaissance Midpeninsula, a nonprofit located in East Palo Alto aimed at identifying, training, and empowering entrepreneurs with under-resourced backgrounds. He served four years as Director of the GSB PhD Program. He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii; is married to Ann Wilson Porteus; and has three children, Matthew, Kimberley, and Bradford.