The MS of Supply Chain Management faculty are not only educators, they're also lawyers, book and technical paper authors, public speakers, and practicing consultants. Their goal is to share their experience and knowledge to help MS-SCM students become more valuable, effective, responsible leaders in their field.
Below is a list of our current faculty. Download a printable PDF of our faculty profiles.
Linda Barkacs, J.D.
Associate Professor of Business Law
Professor Barkacs received her J.D. from USD’s School of Law. She owned her own law firm and currently owns a business consulting firm that provides negotiation, teams and ethics training for the private sector…
Craig Barkacs, J.D./MBA
Professor of Business Law
A former attorney who often represented the underdog in high-profile civil and business litigation, Professor Barkacs is sought out by media to provide commentary on business, legal, ethical, and political issues…
David N. Burt, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management
Simon Croom, Ph.D.
Professor of Supply Chain Management
A global writer and speaker, Professor Croom has been an advisor on Procurement to the UK Government and Consult with Global Fortune 500 corporations
Shreesh Deshpande, Ph.D.
Area Chair, Finance
Professor of Finance
Professor Deshpande has taught internationally in Canada, India, and Jamaica. He has numerous publications in the areas of corporate finance, derivatives and international finance…
John Hanson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Decision Science and Supply Chain Management
Professor Hanson’s research interests are focused on issues of knowledge management in the supply chain. He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia and holds several patents on automotive technology…
Ray Hummell, MBA
Lecturer in Supply Chain Management
Robert Judge, Ph.D.
Charles Teplitz, D.B.A.
Professor of Decision Sciences
Professor Teplitz has authored numerous articles on operations and project management and is a frequent speaker, trainer and consultant in the U.S. and abroad…