September 2011

US News.

UT College of Business Again Ranked Among Nation's Best:
Supply Chain Program Top-5

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration and supply chain management/logistics program again is ranked among the nation's best public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2012 undergraduate rankings.

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Program Notes

UT Alumni Board of Directors Honors Outstanding Alumni

Alumni Awards.

The UT Knoxville alumni board of directors honored some of its most outstanding members in a gala held September 9 at the Marriott in downtown Knoxville. Three of the four people honored as distinguished alumni for their years of service and great personal and professional success are College of Business Administration alumni.

Mintha Roach, president and CEO of the Knoxville Utilities Board, serves as president of the board and emceed the event. Roach is also a graduate of the College of Business Administration.

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Remembering 9/11: Former Military, Now UT Faculty, Recall the Terrorist Attacks

James Cody. Andy White.

About 20 minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Lt. Col. James Cody had taken off from the coast of South Carolina on an F-16 military training mission. An F-16 pilot and squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force, Cody was part of a four-plane formation heading out on a routine training mission over the Atlantic Ocean.

Cody, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 2007, is now director of the aerospace and Department of Defense non-degree programs for the Center for Executive Education in UT Knoxville’s College of Business Administration.

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UT MBA Graduate and Donor Jim Brogan is 2011 National Advisor of the Year

Jim Brogan.

UT alum Jim Brogan (MBA 1994) was named the 2011 Advisor of the Year by Senior Market Advisor, the industry's leading print publication for financial advisors specializing in retirement services. The Advisor of the Year is the industry’s most prestigious award and recognizes the top advisor who is successful, trustworthy, committed, ethical, and community-focused.

Brogan, founder and president of Brogan Financial, a Knoxville-based retirement and legacy planning firm, is a well-known advisor, author, talk show host, and philanthropist. Originally headed toward a career in music, Brogan changed courses and entered the financial services industry while immersed in the full-time MBA program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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UT Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Heizer Award

Dave Williams.

David W. Williams, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration, received the 2011 Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award for best dissertation completed during calendar year 2010. The award is presented by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management.

“Within our field, winning the Heizer Award is significant,” said Terry Leap, head of the Department of Management. “This global competition is highly competitive. If the quality of the dissertations in the pool is not adequate, the award is not given. Dave’s was the only dissertation honored this year.”

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Ruby Tuesday Renews Support of UT Corporate Governance Center

Rubby Tuesdays.

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has generously renewed its support of the UT Corporate Governance Center by committing $25,000. The gift supports guest speakers hosted by the center, formally known as the Corporate Governance Speaker Series Sponsored by Ruby Tuesday, Inc.The UT Corporate Governance Center focuses on the three areas of corporate governance that most often impact public policy: the audit, compensation, and nominating/governance committees.

This fall’s speakers for the center include: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis Aguilar (September 23) U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Troy Paredes (October 7) John Olson, Senior Partner, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher (November 4)

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College Welcomes New Faculty

Rubby Tuesdays.

UT’s College of Business Administration proudly welcomes 18 new faculty members to our faculty. We welcome three new professors (two with named professorships and one also assuming the role of associate dean), one associate professor, four assistant professors, and 10 lecturers. Brief introductions to our esteemed colleagues are below, listed in alphabetical order by department.

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Upcoming Events

October 5 – 8
National Black MBA Conference

October 8
36th Annual Warren Slagle Accounting Day
OPEN HOUSE in Haslam Business Building

October 9 – 14
CEE: Lean Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

October 10
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Meeting

October 11
Eastman CSCMP Meeting

October 13
SHRM Professional Panel

October 14
2011 First Tennessee Foundation MBA Symposium

October 16 – 21
CEE: Lean Enterprise Systems Design Institute

October 20
Environmental Law Panel Chaired by Dean Rivkin

October 24 – 28
CEE: Theory of Constraints for Distribution and
Replenishment and the TOC Philosophy

October 24
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Meeting

October 25
Excel Logistics CSCMP Meeting

SHRM Disc Personality Assessment

October 26
Professional Awareness Program in Accounting

October 27
Lunch with Romanian Ambassador to the U.S.

October 28
Third Annual Alumni Awards Gala

October 28 – 29
Advisory Council to the Deans Meetingr

October 30 – November 4
CEE: Global Supply Chain Executive
Development Program

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Student Spotlight

Dr. Julianna Lindsey. All students balance hectic schedules, but Dr. Julianna Lindsey could give just about any UT College of Business Administration student a run for his or her money. In addition to her coursework and residency periods in the demanding Physician Executive MBA program, Dr. Lindsey is regional medical director of hospital medicine for TeamHealth in Knoxville, Tennessee; volunteers for various groups and committees in the area; and is raising two children with her husband, Dr. Mark Prince, who is vice chief of staff and a gastroenterologist specializing in advanced endoscopy at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


Alumni Spotlight

David White. David R. White serves as chairman of the board for IASIS Healthcare, a leading owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets. White assumed the position in 1999, the same year IASIS began operations with the acquisition of 14 hospital facilities. He was appointed chief executive officer in December of 2000 and held that position until retiring in October of 2010.

Today, IASIS owns or leases 17 acute care hospital facilities and one behavioral health hospital facility with a total of 3,570 licensed beds and has total annual net revenue of approximately $2.6 billion.


Faculty Spotlight

Melissa “Missie” Bowers, Ph.D. Associate Professor Melissa “Missie” Bowers, Ph.D., is in her twenty-third year of service in the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration. The Marietta, Georgia, native earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia in 1982 and her Ph.D. in management science from Clemson University in August 1989 before beginning her successful career in academics and as a professional consultant. While Bowers’ work includes a wide variety of responsibilities, her teaching and research interests include production planning and scheduling; production/operations management; supply chain optimization; lean manufacturing; lean maintenance, repair, and overhaul; vehicle routing/scheduling; deterministic optimization models; and stochastic processes.