Caroline Swift

Title Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Office 205 Lerner Hall


Caroline Swift is an assistant professor of operations management in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. She joined the Lerner College after completing a Ph.D. in supply chain and information systems from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on sustainability, responsibility and ethics in operations and supply chain management. Her recent work examines supply chain transparency and the interactions between regulation and business performance. Swift also holds a B.S. and an MBA in accounting and operations management, and she has work experience in tax accounting and financial management.


  • Ph.D. in supply chain & information systems, The Pennsylvania State University
MBA in operations management, The University of Scranton
  • B.S. in accounting, The University of Scranton

Select Publications

  • Swift, C., V.D.R. Guide, Jr., and S. Muthulingam. 2019. “Does Supply Chain Visibility Affect Operating Performance? Evidence from Conflict Minerals Disclosures.” Journal of Operations Management 65(5), 406-429.
  • Sebastianelli, R., C. Swift, and N. Tamimi. 2015. “Factors Affecting Perceived Learning, Satisfaction, and Quality in the Online MBA: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach.” Journal of Education for Business 90(6), 296-305.

Awards & Honors

  • Journal of Operations Management’s Jack Meredith Best Paper Finalist, 2020.

Curriculum Vitae

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