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., 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., American Studies, University of Michigan
M.A., American Studies, University of Michigan
MAR, 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, and was later on the staff of the chief technology officer before returning to academia. He has received teaching awards at University of 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.
C. John Langley Jr.
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.
Ph.D., Operations Management, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MBA, Supply Chain Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, M.S. University, India
Dr. Vidya Mani is an assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business. She received her doctorate in operations management from University of North Carolina. Dr. Mani studies the impact of operational decisions on performance under changing marketplace conditions, using empirical models to develop data-driven insights that inform operations management theory and industry practice. Dr. Mani teaches courses on demand fulfillment at the undergraduate, master's, and MBA levels.
Susan B. Purdum
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.
Alan J. Stenger
Ph.D., Business Logistics and Management Information System, University of Minnesota
MBA, Quantitative Methods, University of Michigan
B.S., Mathematics and Physics, University of Michigan
Dr. Alan J. Stenger is Professor emeritus of supply chain management. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as executive programs in supply chain design, strategy, and management. He has conducted research in supply chain planning and design, inventory planning and management, simulation of supply chain operations, and logistics trade-off analysis.
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.