University of Tennessee

Supply Chain Professor Inducted into PhD Project Hall of Fame

September 3, 2020

Randy V. Bradley, professor of information systems and supply chain management in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently was inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame. Bradley was recognized for his unwavering commitment to the PhD Project’s mission and for exemplifying leadership within the project’s network and to its members.

Founded in 1994, the non-profit PhD Project strives to advance workplace diversity by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Its network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps minority students attain their business PhD and become business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders. Since its founding, the number of underrepresented ethnicities pursuing doctorates in business has grown steadily.

Bradley has been associated with the PhD Project since he was a doctoral candidate at Auburn University in 2001. He continues to act as a speaker and faculty advisor. Additionally, he was featured in the 2015 book, Paying It Forward, which recounts the organization’s growth and success.


Scott McNutt, business writer/publicist,