Michael Dunlop

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Operations Management

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Dr. Michael Dunlop’s primary research area focuses on business pedagogy, program evaluation, and student assessment. He teaches courses in operations management, managerial statistics, and data and decisions analysis at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. ´┐╝During his time at Suffolk University, he has been instrumental in the design and development of the Big Data and Business Analytics Program within the Information Systems and Operations Management Department. In addition, he has served on the Sawyer Business School’s Teaching Committee and on a Faculty and Professional Learning Community with Suffolk’s Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence. He is also a member of Suffolk’s Division of Student Success – Faculty Advisory Committee.

Dr. Dunlop brings several years of management experience in both corporate and academic related capacities. Prior to his transition into teaching, he successfully held leadership roles in financial aid, as well as in corporate accounting. He maintains active memberships and professional certifications with the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Seven-time recipient of the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence “Thank-a-Prof” Program. Suffolk University, January 2014 – June 2021.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Eastern Academy of Management’s Annual Conference (Boston, MA), November 2011.
  • Service Excellence Award, The Learning Center, Dean College, Academic Year: 2006-2007
  • Grant Recipient, “Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT).” Roy Public Schools, Roy, NM, April 2003.
  • Excellence in Implementing Student Assessment Award, Mesalands Community College, December 2001.

Professional Activities

  • Subject Matter Expert, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Global Professional Knowledge Group, March 2021 – Present
  • Exam Development Panelist, The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), April 2021 – Present


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Dunlop, M. (2021). The 360-Degree online lesson plan: Maintaining student focus and engagement. Proceedings from the 2021 Virtual Symposium on Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Suffolk University. May 18, 2021.

Dunlop, M. (2018). The College Scorecard, college rankings, and return on investment. Archives of Business Research, 6(7), 119-135.

Dunlop, M. (2017). Working with Teaching Assistants (TAs): A roundtable discussion on strategies for success. Proceedings from the 2017 Symposium on Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Suffolk University. May 16, 2017.

Dunlop, M. (2016). The College Scorecard and return on investment: A net present value analysis of business schools in Massachusetts. The New England Journal of Higher Education. August 9, 2016.

Dunlop, M. (2015). Teaching the Principles of Operations Management using the I.P.O.O. Model. Proceedings from the 2015 Northeast Decision Sciences Annual Conference. Cambridge, MA. March 20-22, 2015.

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Courses Taught

MBA635: Operations Management: Design & Analysis
MBA625: Managerial Statistics
ISOM319: Operations Management
ISOM201: Data and Decisions Analysis


  • EdD, New Mexico State University
  • MBA, Western New England University
  • BA, Framingham State University

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Internal Auditor, The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional, The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources, The Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Senior Certified Professional, The Society for Human Resource Management