Twelve faculty members at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business have been appointed to named positions. Five of these faculty are transitioning from one professorship to another, while seven are receiving named appointments for the first time.
Stephen L. Mangum, dean of Haslam and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair, said, “We are very proud of these faculty members, whose work is helping to advance the global reputation of the college and the university. Their research creates a greater understanding of our world, and their teaching excellence is preparing a new generation of students for success in business and beyond.”
The following faculty are changing named professorships:
Chad Autry has been named the Daniel and Karen Myers Distinguished Professor. Autry serves as Haslam’s associate dean for research and faculty, as well as the R. Stanley Bowden II Faculty Research Fellow. His current research focuses primarily on supply chain network design and strategy. Autry has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed studies in academic outlets and is a past editor in chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He has made numerous media appearances related to emerging supply chain issues and has been characterized as a “supply chain futurist” in professional publications and conferences.
John Bell, the head of Haslam’s Department of Supply Chain Management and the Nancy and David McKinney Faculty Research Fellow, is now the John “Red” Dove Professor of Supply Chain Management. His teaching and research interests include logistics and supply chain management, vehicle routing, facility location selection, hazardous material transportation and supply chain strategy and risk. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, OMEGA, Computer & Operations Research and Advanced Engineering Informatics. Bell is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings of the DSI, POMS, INFORMS and other professional societies.
Stephanie Eckerd, the director of Haslam’s supply chain management Ph.D. program, has been appointed the FedEx Corporation Professor of Supply Chain Management. Her research, which has received numerous awards, focuses on how social and psychological variables impact buyer-supplier relationship management. She has been recognized for her teaching and reviewing excellence, as well. Eckerd serves as associate editor for several journals, sits on the editorial review board for the Journal of Business Logistics and serves on the executive committee for the Academy of Management’s operations and supply management division.
The following Haslam faculty members are receiving their first named professorships:
Lance Saunders has been selected as the Jerry and Suzanne Ratledge Professor of Supply Chain Management. Saunders, the Vallett Family Faculty Research Fellow, has published in multiple journals, including the International Journal of Logistics Management and the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Before joining the faculty at Haslam, he was an assistant professor of supply chain management and analytics at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he specialized in teaching operations management.
Alex Scott is now the Gerald T. Niedert Professor of Supply Chain Management. His research, which has been covered by numerous industry publications and has appeared in several journals, focuses on supply chain policy, transportation safety and market dynamics and buyer-supplier governance structures. He regularly presents at national conferences and serves as a referee for various leading academic journals. Scott has consulted in many industries and countries, and has led projects on supply chain strategy, network design, inventory planning and optimization and transportation planning.