Sam K. Formby, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Formby's teaching interests primarily include: Supply chain management, Operations management, and Project management. His research interests primarily include: Supply Chain and Supply Chain Risk, Causality of adverse events in operations, Operations and project risk management, Project management, Operations complexity, and Operations change management.

Prior to joining Appalachian State University, Dr. Formby spent more than thirty years in industry assignments with project management, engineering, applied R&D, and operations management responsibilities. Twenty-six of those years he was in management. Dr. Formby has maintained Senior Member status within IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), and serves on their committee for program accreditation. In conjunction with his IEEE responsibilities, Dr. Formby is a program evaluator for ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) and reviews both national and international engineering programs for accreditation. Dr. Formby has also been an active member in the Project management Institute as a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and in the Decision Sciences Institute.

Title: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Administration, Associate Professor
Department: Department of CIS & Supply Chain Management

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6165

Fax: (828) 262-6190

Office address
4125 Peacock Hall