Laquanda Leaven Johnson

Associate Professor

Laquanda Leaven Johnson
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College of Business & Economics

Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Merrick Hall 119
Ph.D.Industrial and Systems Engineering / North Carolina A&T State University
M.S.Industrial and Systems Engineering / North Carolina A&T State University
B.S.Industrial and Operations Engineering / University of Michigan


Dr. Johnson does research in the healthcare and service supply chain areas through applying optimization and statistical models to enhance productivity and system effectiveness. Dr. Johnson has a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and Operations Research from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Johnson also received an MBA from NC State University. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute and has served as the Vice-President of Student Research for the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute.

Research Interests

Supply Chain and Decision Sciences Pedagogical Enhancements through Big Data Integration

Healthcare System and Service Supply Chain Optimization Using Mathematical and Statistical Models

Exploring Strategies to Increase Transportation Access to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Establishing Drone Training Initiatives

Recent Publications

  • Laquanda Johnson, Arim Park, Stephanie Kelly (2024). (The Effect of Instructor Communication on Affective Learning in a Supply Chain Management Course). Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education .
  • Amit Malhan, Laquanda Johnson, Robert Pavur (2022). (Understanding Challenges and Solutions with Systemigrams: Application to Electronic Medical Record Systems). (5) 30, pp. 15-38. Journal of International Technology and Information Management.
  • Laquanda Johnson, Stephanie Kelly (2020). (Student Predispositions as Predictors of Dissent Behaviors in Supply Chain Courses*). (2) 18, pp. 270-290. DECISION SCIENCES-JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE EDUCATION.
  • Laquanda Johnson (2019). (CHAPTER TWENTY ENHANCING THE DELIVERY OF QUANTITATIVE BASED SUPPLY CHAIN TOPICS USING COMPUTERYMEDIATED COMMUNICATION). pp. 205. Computer-Mediated Communication for Business: Theory to Practice.
  • Laquanda Johnson, Xiuli Qu (2018). (A two-stage stochastic programming model for phlebotomist scheduling in hospital laboratories). (2) 7, pp. 100-110. HEALTH SYSTEMS.
  • Laquanda Johnson, Shengbin Wang, Linda Coley, Silvanus Udoka (2017). (Achieving Optimal Safety Inventory Levels for Oil Companies using the CONWIP Approach). In Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, (4) 6, pp. 17-21. International Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • Laquanda Johnson (2017). (Inventory Management Applications for Healthcare Supply Chains). In Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, (3) 6, pp. 1-7. International Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • Laquanda Johnson (2016). (Predicting Tests Ordered in Hospital Laboratories Using Generalized Linear Modeling). (3) 94, pp. 49-55. Hospital Topics.
  • Laquanda Johnson (2015). (Improving Hospital Laboratory Performance: Implications for Healthcare Managers). (2) 93, pp. 19-26. Hospital Topics.
  • Laquanda Johnson, Xiuli Qu (2014). (Applying scenario reduction heuristics in stochastic programming for phlebotomist scheduling). (3) 8, pp. 1-4. Management Science and Engineering.
  • Laquanda Johnson (2014). (Improving Laboratory Performance in Healthcare Delivery Systems through Optimal Stage Selection: The Analytic Network Process Approach). (3) 8, pp. 35-40. Management Science and Engineering.