Faculty

MBA, James Madison University,
B.S., Mining Engineering, Penn State

Norm Aggon has 26 years of experience in various executive and supply chain management positions, including work for Pfizer, Engelhard and Tarmac, Ltd., and Chemstone Corporations.

Ph.D., Risk Analysis and Decision-Making, The University of Texas at Austin
B. Tech., Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Dr. Saurabh Bansal, assistant professor of supply chain management, is an accomplished researcher with an emphasis in supply chain modeling. He also collaborates with firms to develop new forecasting and optimization models to improve business performance.

Ph.D., American Studies, University of Michigan
M.A., American Studies, University of Michigan
M.A.R., Ethics, Yale University
AB, Political Science and History, Duke University

Dr. John Jordan has been working at the intersection of technology and management for more than 20 years. At the Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, he directed internet research for the Wired for Profit multi-client program, then moved to the staff of the Chief Technology Officer before returning to academia. He has won teaching awards at Michigan, Harvard, and Penn State, and is the author of five books. The most recent, Robots (in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) has been translated into six languages. His next book, on 3D printing (MIT Press), will be published in 2019.

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Rochester
M.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University
B.A., Mathematics, Utah State University

Dr. David Huff is clinical professor of supply chain management and director of Online Graduate Programs in Supply Chain Management. Previously, he held visiting professorships at NYU and Utah. He teaches supply chain management, operations management, business statistics, and management science for undergraduate, graduate and executive students. He consistently receives top ratings and teaching awards, most recently receiving the award for best MBA Supply Chain Professor in 2017.

Ph.D., Supply Chain Management, Penn State
MBA, Finance, Penn State
B.S., Mathematics, Penn State

Dr. C. John Langley Jr. is clinical professor of supply chain management and director of development in the Center for Supply Chain Research. He is a former president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and a recipient of its distinguished service award. Dr. Langley has had significant involvement in the supply chain and logistics industries, and has served on multiple boards of directors.

MBA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.S., Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Penn State

Susan Purdum, CTL, is senior instructor of supply chain management, and faculty affiliate with the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR). After an extensive industry career in engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and consulting, she joined CSCR to lead research efforts in supply chain and design course content for executive education. She now teaches and specializes in strategic procurement, supplier development, and supply chain strategy and transformation.

Ph.D., Supply Chain Management, Penn State
MBA, Business Administration, University of Missouri, Columbia
B.B.A., Marketing, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Dr. Kusumal Ruamsook is an instructor of supply chain and information systems and a research associate of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Penn State. Her research interests are in global sourcing, international logistics and supply chain management, supply chain and logistics technologies, and alternative energy supply chain management. Dr. Ruamsook's work has been published in academic journals, managerial journals, and other publications.

Ph.D., Engineering Management, Clemson University
M.S., Management, Clemson University
B.S., Psychology, Penn State

Dr. Evelyn Thomchick, CTL, is an associate professor of supply chain. She is a research affiliate at the Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute and the Center for Supply Chain Research. She has taught a wide variety of courses in logistics and supply chain management. Dr. Thomchick served as editor of the Transportation Journal and was a member of the APICS Supply Chain Council Board of Directors. She currently serves on the APICS Research, Innovation, and Strategy Committee.