As a teaching professor in supply chain management, my passion is to prepare students for a challenging, yet rewarding career in supply chain through business application, scenario planning, problem analysis tools, and adopting an end-to-end systems perspective.
Prior to teaching, I served Penn State’s Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) in applied research, corporate outreach, and executive education.
Prior to Penn State, my industry career spanned 20 years with Avery Dennison Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and The Hershey Company working at manufacturing sites or co-located at customer's.
Trading partner collaboration, supplier qualification and development, new product development and introduction, business process simplification and design for manufacturability.
MBA, General Management, University Of Massachusetts, 1988
BS, Industrial Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1980
SCM 494H – Research Project (Variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
SCM 820 – Strategic Procurement (4)
Strategic planning for the source/buy process, including developing andmanaging supplier relationships, global issues, and e-procurement.
SCM 301 – Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)
All business majors
SCM 406 – Strategic Procurement (3)
Analysis of strategic procurement in the supply chain.
SCM 800 – Essentials of Supply Chain Management (4)
Introductory course for MPS
SCM 860 – Supply Chain Innovaton and Transformation (4)
Saudi Aramco cohort
Through case study analysis, an examination of the impact of eBusiness on supply chain processes. Analysis and review in conjunction with Manugistics.