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John J. Mascaritolo Emeritus Faculty, Supply Chain Management MBA, International Business-Stetson School of Business, Mercer University: B.A., Music Education-Wagner College

John has over 35 years of diversified experience in all aspects of transportation, warehousing and global supply chain management. His experiences span several industries including consumer goods, publishing, health-care, lighting/construction, food retail, third party logistics, electronics and event logistics for the 1996 Olympic Games. Major corporations supporting high volume and service sensitive product lines have used John’s expertise to successfully develop and implement logistics programs and networks. Global supply chain effectiveness, efficiency practices/procedures and economic impacts on sourcing off-shore manufacturing are a few of John’s may research interests. John was recognized as the 2011 Supply Chain Professional of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Craig A. Hill Professor of Supply Chain Management and Charles S. Conklin Endowed Chair Ph.D., Operations Management-Vanderbilt University; MBA University of Minnesota; B.S., South Dakota State University

Craig has over 10 years of industry management and consulting experience in the area of production management, productivity improvement, quality control and production planning. Craig’s research and teaching interests are in the area of supply chain and operations management, in particular the areas of supply chain management, production planning, supply chain collaboration and production management. Current research activities are focused on issues surrounding the relationship between supply chain management and information technology, supply chain coordination and contract manufacturing.

Carin Lightner-Laws Assistant Professor of Management and Supply Chain Management Ph. D., Operations Research-Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University; M.O.R., Operations Research Mathematics, North Carolina State University; B.S., Mathematics, North Carolina Central University

Carin has over seven years of consulting experience in the area of transportation/logistics and operations management. Carin’s current research and teaching interests are in the areas of Quality Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Principles and Logistics/Transportation Optimization. Current research activities are focused on issues surrounding the use of heuristic approaches to solve constrained multi-objective vehicle route optimization problems.

Keith E. Miller Assistant Professor of Management and Chair, Department of Management PhD., Chemical Engineering- Northwestern University; MBA, Supply Chain Management- Clayton State University; M.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University; B.S., Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Keith has more than 20 years of project management, management consulting, strategic planning, business process improvement, manufacturing, and corporate learning across several industries including military, federal public health, retail, manufacturing, and finance. His current or former clients include Avery Dennison, Home Depot, U.S. Army, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Equifax and several large banks. Keith’s research interests include operational excellence, strategic planning, process improvement and interfaces between corporate learning and academic learning.

Kamran S. Moghaddam Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of Louisville; M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; B.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Tehran, Iran

Kamran has 15 years of experience of in the field of operations and supply chain management in academic and industry environments. He has conducted or been involved in variety of projects such as multi-reservoir systems operations management; transportation and logistics systems design and Improvement; optimal maintenance scheduling in manufacturing systems; development of a decision support system for healthcare and public health protection; and reverse logistics systems design and evaluation. His research interests include logistics and supply chain management, production and operations management, applied operations research and business analytics. Kamran is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) by American Society for Quality.