Ashley Metcalf, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Ashley Metcalf

Dr. Ashley Metcalf received her B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, her MBA in Management from Jacksonville University and her Ph.D. Production/Operations Management from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Metcalf has a background in chemical engineering with work experience in the management of high volume manufacturing at Kraft Foods and determining manufacturability of next generation products in R&D at Johnson & Johnson. Prior to her position at Ohio University, Dr. Metcalf’s doctoral work included process improvement in Healthcare, specifically examining cost-reduction and value-creation process changes in hospital respiratory care services. Dr. Metcalf currently teaches courses in Operations Management and engages with hospitals nationwide on process improvement efforts. Ashley Metcalf is originally from South Carolina and currently resides in Athens, Ohio with her husband, Eric.

Her research interests include, Supply Chain Risk, Environmental Risk, and Process Improvement. She has served as a Private Consultant and Invited Speaker for the Healthcare Process Improvement, the Operations/Sanitation Supervisor with Maxwell House Coffee a Division of Kraft Foods Global and as a Research Engineer with Vistakon a Division of Johnson & Johnson.

In 2016 Dr. Metcalf received the Faculty Excellence in Professional Activity and Service Award along with the Outstanding Scholar Award, both honors were awarded from the College of Business at Ohio University. In 2011 she received the Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Moore School of Business with the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Metcalf publications and awards include:
Metcalf, A.Y., Mackelprang, A.W., and Galbreth, M.R. 2016. Linking Pollution Toxicity and Exposure to Firm Idiosyncratic Risk. Journal of Cleaner Production, 131, 659-666.
Habermann, M., Blackhurst, J., Metcalf, A. 2015. Keep your Friends Close? Supply Chain Design and Disruption Risk. Decision Sciences, 46(3), 491 – 526.
Metcalf, A.Y., Stoller, J.K., Fry, T.D., Habermann, M. 2015. Patterns & Factors Associated with Respiratory Care Protocol Use. Respiratory Care, 60(5), 636 – 643.
Metcalf, A.Y., Stoller, J. K., Habermann, M., Fry, T. D. 2015. Respiratory Therapist Job Perceptions: The Impact of Protocol Use. Respiratory Care, 60(11), 1556 – 1559.
Guo, C., Wang, Y., Metcalf, A. 2014. How to calibrate conventional market-oriented organizational culture in 21st century production-centered firms? A customer relationship perspective. International J. of Production Economics, 156, 235-245.