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Stephanie Eckerd, who holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, researches behavioral operations and supply chain management, conducting research to achieve a better understanding of how social and psychological variables impact various aspects of buyer-supplier relationship management.

Her articles have appeared in journals including the Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Journal of Operations Management and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Eckerd’s research has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award at the Journal of Supply Chain Management and 2015 Chan Hahn Best Paper Winner at the Academy of Management.

She teaches strategic sourcing, leveraging her previous industry experience in procurement analysis as a defense contractor serving the Missile Defense Agency. She also has taught introduction to operations management and intermediate supply chain management, and has been recognized for her teaching excellence.

Eckerd serves as an associate editor for the Decision Sciences Journal, the Journal of Operations Management and the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and sits on the editorial review board for the Journal of Business Logistics.

She has been recognized for reviewing excellence by the Journal of Operations Management (Reviewer Service Award for Outstanding Service from 2011-15) and the Journal of Production and Operations Management (Reviewer of the Year, 2015, Behavioral Operations). She currently serves on the executive committee for the operations and supply management division of the Academy of Management.