Professor Shunko joined the faculty at the Krannert School of Management in July 2011. Her research interests span several areas: 1) Tax efficient global supply chain management, where she focuses on the effective usage of transfer prices and sourcing policies
to take advantage of operating in favorable tax jurisdictions; 2) Healthcare Operations, where she focuses on the effect of ambulance traffic coordination to improve performance of the emergency departments; and 3) Behavioral Operations, where she focuses
on the effect of queueing systems design on human behavior in queues.
Professor Shunko has worked on consulting and research projects with Caterpillar Inc., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Emergency Medical Services of Marion County Indiana, which have shaped her research areas. Prior to the academic career, she
worked for Deloitte in Estonia, where she audited and consulted various manufacturing and banking clients in Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Russia.
Professor Shunko teaches the core Operations Management course in the MBA program and an elective MBA course in Supply Chain Management. In academic year 2013 - 2014, Professor Shunko was the winner of the Salgo-Noren Outstanding Master's Teacher Award.
Professor Shunko completed her PhD in Operations Management at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, during which she received the 1st prize in the POM Supply Chain Management student paper competition in 2009.