Guide named Smeal Chair in Supply Chain and Information Systems

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- V. Daniel R. Guide, a faculty member in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named the Smeal Chair in Supply Chain and Information Systems.

Guide joined the Smeal faculty in 2002. His research expertise includes product design and the extended supply chain, design and control of closed-loop supply chains, product returns, remanufacturing and sustainable operations. He currently serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Operations Management and he is also co-departmental editor for sustainable operations at the Production and Operations Management journal. He holds a doctorate from the University of Georgia, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clemson University.

“Our Smeal Chairs ... contribute critically to the national and international reputation and stature of the Smeal College of Business and, more broadly, Penn State.”

-- Russell Barton, senior associate dean, Smeal College of Business

“My colleagues, my doctoral students, the department and the college have all helped create an environment where I’ve been able to be successful, and I am very grateful,” said Guide. “I hope to be able to pay it forward and help mentor the next generation; the Smeal Chair provides me with an excellent platform to do just that.”

The college’s Smeal Endowed Chairs are awarded to faculty who excel in scholarship, leadership and vision. The chairs were established with funds contributed by 1942 Penn State graduates and benefactors Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal, for whom the college is named.

“Our Smeal Chairs are internationally recognized for their publications, awards, leadership and the success of their doctoral students,” said Russell Barton, senior associate dean for research and faculty at Smeal. “They contribute critically to the national and international reputation and stature of the Smeal College of Business and, more broadly, Penn State.”

Smeal Chairs in other departments include Steven Huddart in accounting, Charles Cao in finance, Donald Hambrick in management and organization, and Wayne DeSarbo in marketing.

About Supply Chain at Penn State
Smeal’s No. 1 supply chain program offers a comprehensive suite of supply chain education, beginning at the undergraduate level with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain and information systems. In conjunction with Penn State's World Campus, students can earn a master of professional studies in supply chain management. The Penn State Smeal master of business administration program offers a concentration in supply chain management, and the college also offers a doctorate in supply chain. Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research and Penn State Executive Programs offer certificate programs in supply chain management and supply chain leadership.

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Last Updated January 30, 2014