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Spring 2020 Speakers

Randy Bradley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Haslam Family Faculty Research Fellow

Randy V. Bradley is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. As a supply chain and healthcare IT strategist and researcher, Bradley’s expertise includes the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain, with an emphasis on the healthcare sector. Prior to entering academia, Bradley was an IT consultant in both government and commercial sectors for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Camber Operations and as a Systems Engineer for Southward Company, where his focused on IT outsourcing transitions, large-scale systems integration projects, and supply chain transformation initiatives. He currently teaches healthcare IT strategy (with particular emphasis on emerging technologies) in the Physician Executive MBA and Executive MBA for Healthcare Leadership programs, IT strategy, business analytics for managers, and information resources management in the Aerospace and Defense MBA, and Professional MBA programs, and supply chain digitization and digital business transformation in the Global Supply Chain Executive MBA and Executive Development programs. Additionally, he teaches IT for supply chain management in the Supply Chain Management undergraduate program.

Bradley’s research interests and expertise include the interplay between IT strategy and supply chain performance, strategic application of business analytics, adoption and diffusion of IT in the healthcare domain, IT governance, and enterprise architecture. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly Executive, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, and Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, among others. Additionally, his research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Missile Defense Agency, and IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Bradley is a highly sought-after speaker, and he has presented at numerous academic, professional, and corporate conferences and events. Additionally, Bradley has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, his leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in academia, and his impact in industry as evidenced by numerous awards and recognitions, including the National Association of Black Accountants 2017 National Achievement in Education Award, designation as a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Fellow, and nomination for the HIMSS North America Nominating Committee , which nominates the North American Board of Directors, and a past nomination for the Tennessee HIMSS Emerging Healthcare IT Leader of the Year Award.

Marianne Wanamaker, Former White House economist, Boyd CBER Faculty Fellow, Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Marianne Wanamaker is an associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). She serves as co-editor of Explorations in Economic History and is the former chief domestic economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, where she also served as the senior labor economist. She is a member of the Federal Workforce Policy Advisory Board. (Discussion here.) She is a former associate consultant for Bain & Company in Boston, Massachusetts where she worked on the healthcare and retail teams.

Dr. Wanamaker's research interests include labor economics and workforce development, education, American economic history, and demography. Her work has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post, among other outlets, and she has publications in Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic History, and Explorations in Economic History. The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and private funders have awarded grants to support her research. Along with Marcella Alsan (Stanford), she is the recipient of the 2019 Kenneth J. Arrow Award for her work on the Tuskegee study, named by the International Health Economics Association as the best paper in health economics published in 2018.