Areas of Expertise

The Whitman research topics database includes Whitman School faculty members and senior administrators. Use the database to identify faculty members with expertise in a wide range of business areas. Search by using business practice terms (i.e. human resources), department names (i.e. finance), or name of a particular individual. Once you have found a person, or persons, with whom you would like to speak, please forward your request to Kerri D. Howell, director of communications and media relations, at

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Faculty whose research interests contain: Supply Chain Management
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Kazaz, Burak
The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management
The Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence
(315) 443-7381

Research Topics:

supply chain management, supply chain uncertainty, supply chain risk, supply chain finance, supply chain disruptions, wine futures, quality uncertainty, currency risk, hedging, pricing, market segmentation, production planning, purchasing, distribution


LaPoint, Gary
Professor of Supply Chain Practice
Co-director of H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain
(315) 443-3331

Research Topics: international import/export, logistics, supply chain management, U.S. domestic transportation, international transportation, Lean Six Sigma, warehouse design, warehouse operation


Niederhoff, Julie
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

(315) 443-3399

Research Topics:

supply chain contracting, behaviors related to supply chain, operations, supply chain management, behavioral operations, decision making in operations, group dynamics and worker effort


Penfield, Patrick
Professor of Supply Chain Practice
Director, Executive Education
(315) 443-3428

Research Topics: green supply chain, manufacturing, warehousing, 21st century supply chain management, purchasing, strategic sourcing and negotiations, APICS training, Six Sigma


Tucker, Frances
Associate Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain

(315) 443-3442

Research Topics: logistics and marketing, benchmarking to improve profitability, global marketing, healthcare marketing, supply chain management

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