Nicole DeHoratius is an expert in the management of retail operations. As a faculty member of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, she has published in leading journals such as Management Science, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. The Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) Society awarded her its Best Paper Award for the article "Retail Inventory Management When Records are Inaccurate" (coauthored with Adam Mersereau and Linus Schrage). Nicole's industry projects include work with Fred Meyer, Hugo Boss, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, Staples, Target, Ulta Beauty, and Walmart. She serves as the Past-President of the Production and Operations Management (POM) Society's College of Supply Chain Management, an associate editor for MSOM, and a department editor for POM.

Nicole received her D.B.A from Harvard Business School, her M.Sc. from the University of Sussex as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. She joined Chicago Booth in 2001 and since then has taught operations management, service operations, and supply chain management to executives in programs and companies around the globe.