Supply Chain Management Faculty

Dr. Dinesh S. Davè

Dinesh DaveDr. Davè is currently serving as Director of the Supply Chain Management program and Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems in John A. Walker College of Business. His areas of teaching, research, and consulting activities include six-sigma/quality management, operations management, quantitative methods, business statistics, quality management, and information technology. He has published articles in Decision Sciences, IJCAT, IJSTM, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Applied Business Research, Information and Management, Communication of the ACM, International Journal of Production Economics, JCIS, Journal of Health Marketing Quarterly, Service Marketing Quarterly, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, and others.

Dr. Dave has presented his research at regional, national and international conferences. He has completed several funded research projects. He received the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Research Award and Outstanding Research Award. He is also serving as the editor of the International Journal of Electronic Marketing & Retailing.

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Dr. Charlie C. Chen, PMP

Charlie ChenCharlie C. Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Chen is a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Appalachian State University. His current research interests are business analytics, project management and supply chain management. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute since 2006. He has authored 4 books, more than 100 referred articles and proceedings, presented at many professional conferences and venues. Dr. Chen has published in journals such as International Journal of Project Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Behaviour and Information Technology, Communications of Association for Information Systems, and Journal of Global Information Technology Management. Dr. Chen dedicates himself to be a transnational scholar and is a trip leader for study abroad programs in China, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand. He was a visiting faculty at Zhejiang University in China, Thammasat University in Thailand, and Gakushuin Women's College in Japan.

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Dr. Ken Corley, PMP

Ken CorleyMedlin, B. D., May, D. B., & Corley, J. K. (2011). HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES AND PASSWORDS: AN ENTRY POINT FOR SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACKS In D. C. Kar & M. Syed (Eds.), Network Security, Administration, and Management: Advancing Technologies and Practices Hershey, PA 17033: IGI Global.

Medlin, B. D., Corley, J. K., & Romaniello, A. (in press). PASSWORDS SELECTED BY HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES: AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, (vol. 2, issue 11).

Cazier, J. A., Corley, J. K., & Gora, D. (2011). Sustainability Reporting: Will Consumers Pay More to Purchase from Technology Companies Who Issue Sustainability Reports? Journal of Information Science and Technology, (vol. 8, issue 1).

Corley, J. K., Jourdan, Z., & Rainer, R. K. (2011). Privacy Research: Application of Content Analysis to Assess a Contemporary Area of Research International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, (vol. 4, issue 2/3, pp. 129-150).

Cazier, J. A., Corley, J. K., & Gora, D. (2011). Do Independent Sustainability Audits Provide a Competitive Advantage? EDP Audit, Control, and Security Newsletter, (vol. 43, issue 2, pp. 1-14). 

Dr. Beth Ellington

Beth EllingtonAn Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems & Supply Chain Management in the Walker College of Business. Dr. Ellington received her Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.B.A. from Elon University and is currently enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bryan School of Business and Economics. Her experience includes 16 years in the manufacturing sector, holding titles of Quality Assurance Coordinator, Statistical Process Control Coordinator and Production Supervisor, and most recently in academia as Project Manager for the NC Health Info Project at the UNC Health Sciences Library.

She has also been an Instructor at Elon University where she taught Computer Information Systems courses and as Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she taught courses in Database Systems and Human Resources Management. Her research interests are in the areas of human computer interaction, usability, web design, task analysis, workflow modeling, process improvement, activity theory and information overload. She has published in the Journal of Web Librarianship and has presented her research at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

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Dr. Steven Leon

Steve LeonSteve Leon is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Appalachian State University. Steve received his Ph.D. in Transportation and Logistics from North Dakota State University, an M.B.A. in International Business from Loyola University Maryland - Sellinger School of Business, and a B.S. from the University of North Dakota - John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. His current research interests are in the areas of supply chain strategy, service operations, behavioral decision-making, and air transportation. He has authored two books, publishes in refereed journals, and presents his research at professional and academic conferences. Steve has published in journals such as Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Transportation Journal, and The International Journal of Logistics Management. He is an active member of APICS, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Decision Sciences Institute, and National Business Aviation Association. Steve is on the Transportation Journal editorial review board.

Prior to his transition to academia, Steve spent nearly 20 years in the airline industry primarily in flight operations. He has also worked in satellite communications and is an entrepreneur. He is an Airline Transport Pilot and flight instructor and has flown Airbus and Boeing jets throughout the Americas and Europe.

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Dr. Sam Formby

Sam FormbyCurrently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems in the John A. Walker College of Business, Dr. Formby received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Operations and Supply Chain Management, and holds master of science degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology in Physics and Electrical Engineering. 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, Dr. Formby spent more than 28 years in industry assignments with project management, engineering, applied R&D, and operations management responsibilities. He was in management for 26 of those years. 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, Formby is a program evaluator for ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) and reviews both national and international engineering programs for accreditation. Formby is also an active member of the PMI (Project management Institute) as a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Decision Sciences Institute.

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