Taylor Randall

Professor; George S. Eccles Faculty Fellow

School of Accounting

Faculty, Tenure Track

Taylor R. Randall, Ph.D. led the nationally ranked David Eccles School of Business from 2009-2021. He became President of the University of Utah on Aug. 9, 2021. Under his innovative and dynamic leadership at the Eccles School, it has grown five-fold, creating significantly greater opportunity for students, faculty, and the community.

Significant milestones during his time as Dean include serving as Utah’s economic lead on the Unified Command for the COVID-19 recovery; increasing scholarship funding for students from $800,000 to over $15 million; forming the Ascent Program for first-generation students from underrepresented populations; achieving a top-three ranking among state schools nationally for the percentage of tenured and tenure-track women faculty; and creating five outstanding centers that serve students and the broader community locally, nationally, and globally. These centers, among others, include the acclaimed Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute, locally prominent Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, difference-making Sorenson Impact Center, and nationally focused Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis.

In keeping with the Eccles school’s substantial upward trajectory and Randall’s growth mindset, over the past decade, he has overseen the funding, design, and construction of three major buildings on campus and is executing on the design phase of a fourth building dedicated to student experiences and housing. In addition, under his guidance, the University of Utah Venture Fund became the largest student-run venture fund in the country.

Before assuming the role of dean, Randall served as a professor of accounting for 11 years, earning accolades throughout his teaching career for his relentless focus on students. He graduated from the University of Utah with honors in accounting and then earned an MBA and Ph.D. in operations and information management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Randall is a third-generation professor with a long and deep commitment to the University of Utah

Areas of Expertise
Finance
Leadership

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Education
  • Honors, Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
  • MBA and Ph.D. Operations and Information Management, WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS at the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Honors & Awards
  • Executive MBA Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2009
  • MBA Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2007
  • Finalist for Best Paper Award. California Management Review, 2005
  • Wharton Teaching Award. University of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Distinguished Teaching Award. Brady Alumni, 2003
  • Best MBA Professor. Utah Graduate Business Students, 2003
  • Batten Visiting Fellow. University of Virginia, 2003
  • David Eccles Emerging Scholar. University of Utah, 2001
  • Marvin J. Ashton Undergraduate Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2001
Teaching
  • STRAT 5750-001 Profiles of Leadership
  • STRAT 6760-001 Profiles of Leadership
Research Statement
Issues at Interface of Accounting and Operations Management, Strategic cost management, Supply chain management, Product variety management. Economic Incentives and Supplier Scorecards
Publications
  • Randall, T., & Harry Groenevelt, Nils Rudi. (2009). End-of-Period vs. Continuous Accounting of Inventory-Related Costs. Operations Research. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 12/2009.
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  • Randall, T., & Gerard Cachon, Glen Schmidt. (2007). In Search of the Bullwhip Effect. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 09/2007.
  • Randall, T., & Christian Terweisch, Karl Ulrich. (2007). User Design of Customized Products. Marketing Science. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 03/2007.
  • Randall, T., & Serguei Netessine, Nils Rudi. (2006). An Empirical Examination of the Decision to Invest in Fulfillment Capabilities: A Study of Internet Retailers. Management Science. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 2006.
  • Randall, T., & Susan Kulp, Gregg Brandyberry, Kevin Potts. (2006). Internal Control Systems and Incentives: The Next Phase of Procurement Efficiency. Interfaces. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 05/2006.
  • Randall, T., & Christian Terweisch, Karl Ulrich. (2005). Principles for User Design of Customized Products. California Management Review. Practice – refereed, Published, 2005.
  • Randall, T., & Susan Chesteen, Berit Helgheim, Don Wardell. (2005). Comparing quality of care in for-profit and non-profit nursing homes: a process perspective. Journal of Operations Management. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 2005.
  • Randall, T., & Ruskin Morgan and Alysse Morton. (2004). Efficient versus Responsive Supply Chain Choice: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Product Innovation Management. Published, 2004.
  • Randall, T., & Christopher Ittner and David Larcker. (2004). Performance Implications of Strategic Performance Measurement in Financial Services Firms. Accounting Organizations and Society. Published, 2004.
  • Randall, T., & Christopher Ittner, David Larcker. (2003). Performance Implications of Strategic Performance Measurement in Financial Services Firms. Accounting Organizations and Society. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 10/2003.
  • Randall, T., & Nils Rudi and Serguei Netessine. (2002). Should you take the Virtual Path. Supply Chain Management Review. Published, 11/2002.
  • Randall, T., & Karl Ulrich. (2001). Product Variety, Supply Chain Structure, and Firm Performance: An Empirical Examination of the U.S. Bicycle Industry. Management Science. Published, 12/2001.
  • Randall, T., & Karl Ulrich and David Reibstein. (1999). Brand Equity and Product Line Extent. Marketing Science. Published, 01/1999.
  • Randall, T., & David Reibstein and Karl Ulrich. (1998). Brand Equity and Line Extension: How Low Can You Go?. (pp. 7 thru 8). Financial Times, Part Four of Mastering Marketing. Published, 10/1998.
  • Randall, T., & with Karl Ulrich, Marshall Fisher, and David Reibstein. (1998). Managing Product Variety: A Study of the Bicycle Industry. Managing Product Variety. Published, 1998.
  • Randall, T., & Christopher Ittner and David Larcker. (1997). The Activity Based Cost Hierarchy, Production Policies, and Firm Profitability. Journal of Management Accounting Research. Published, 1997.
Service
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Associate Editor. 2006 – present
  • Management Science. Associate Editor. 2005 – present
  • Production and Operations Management. Associate Editor. 2005 – present
  • Chapman Innovations. Board Member. 2003 – present
  • University Venture Fund. Board Member. 2003 – present
  • POMS Chronicle. Associate Editor. 2003 – 2003
  • Management Science. Reviewer. 0001 – 0002
  • Marketing Science. Reviewer. 0001 – 0002
  • Accounting Horizons. Reviewer. 0001 – 0002
  • Production and Operations Management. Reviewer. 0001 – 0002
  • Institute of Management Accountants Chapter, Faculty Advisor. 1999 – 1999. Other service.
  • University of Utah, Faculty Advisor to University Venture Fund. 0001 – 0002. Other service.
  • UACPA Education Foundation, Member of Board of Trustees. 0001 – 0002. Other service.
  • Departmental continuing education series, Volunteer Lecturer. 0001 – 0002. Other service.