Theodore P. (Ted) Stank is the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He assumed the Bruce Chair following nearly six years in a variety of administrative positions in the College of Business Administration, including Department Head for Marketing and Logistics, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and Associate Dean of the Center for Executive Education. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Distribution from The University of Georgia, an M.A. in Business Administration from Webster University, and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.
Stank’s business background includes sales and marketing experience as an employee of Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Division. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy prior to his industry and academic experience. He has performed consulting and executive education services for over 60 organizations, including Dell, Kellogg’s, IBM, Lowe’s, Norfolk Southern, OfficeMax, Pepsi, Siemens, Sony, Textron, Walgreens, Walmart, Whirlpool, and the U.S. Marine Corps. He formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and is Educational Advisor to the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference, Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Logistics and serves on the editorial review boards of Journal of Operations Management and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.
Stank’s research focuses on the strategic implications and performance benefits associated with supply chain management best practices. He is author of over 100 articles in academic and professional journals and has also co-authored four books including 21st Century Logistics: Making Supply Chain Integration a Reality (1999), Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management (2006), Global Supply Chains: Evaluating Regions of the World on the EPIC Framework (2014), and Game Changing Trends in Supply Chain Management (2016). He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, and was named a Logistics Rainmaker by DC Velocity magazine.