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Stephanie Eckerd

Stephanie Eckerd

Associate Professor; FedEx Corporation Professor of Supply Chain Management; Director of Supply Chain Management Ph.D. Program
Office Location: Room - 320, Stokely Management Center 865-974-6735

Stephanie Eckerd, who holds a doctorate from The Ohio State University, researches behavioral operations and supply chain management to understand better how social and psychological variables impact aspects of buyer-supplier relationship 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 the 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. Eckerd also has taught “Introduction to Operations Management” and “Intermediate Supply Chain Management,” and she has been recognized for her teaching excellence.

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

Eckerd currently serves on the executive committee for the operations and supply management division of the Academy of Management.

Awards & Honors


    Global Supply Chain Institute


    2011 The Ohio State University,, Ph.D., Business Administration

    2006 Wake Forest University, M.B.A., Business Administration

    2002 Strayer University, B.S., Business Administration


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