In Memoriam – Marc J. Schniederjans, Ph.D. 1950 – 2017
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Dr. Marc J. Schniederjans. Marc passed away at the age of 66, at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 18, 2017 after battling a yearlong illness. He was a lifelong member and friend of the Decision Sciences Institute. Marc was named a Fellow of DSI in 2006 and served as President of DSI from 2014-2015. He was the Wheaton Battey Distinguished Professor of Business Supply Chain Management and Analytics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the College of Business Administration. Marc, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, earned his Ph.D. and MBA from Saint Louis University. Before joining UNL in 1981, he taught at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and the University of Nebraska Omaha. More . . . .
The PHD Project Honors Two Members of DSI, Dr’s Julie and Ken Kendall
The PhD Project has honored DSI members Dr. Kenneth E. Kendall, Distinguished Professor of Management, and Dr. Julie E. Kendall, Professor of Management, both of Rutgers-Camden School of Business for their national commitment to championing diversity in higher education. Both were inducted into the PhD Project Hall of Fame in recognition of their 20 years of volunteer work mentoring African American, Hispanic American, and Native Americans doctoral students from all over the country. Ken and Julie are two of only 21 members in the Hall of Fame established by the PhD Project in 2011 “to recognize a select few who have inspired many.” Both of the Kendalls teach and research in information systems. The PhD Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by the KPMG Foundation to increase workplace diversity by increasing the number of minority faculty teaching in business schools.
Stecke Receives Outstanding Industrial Engineer Award
In April 2017, Kathy Stecke received the Purdue University’s Outstanding Industrial Engineer Award. In 2014, Kathy was the first engineer to receive the Purdue University Distinguished Woman Scholar Award. She is the only person to ever receive both of these Purdue alumni awards. In December 2015, Kathy received the alumni award from her undergraduate school, Boston State College (now University of Massachusetts Boston), the Boston State College “Education for Service” Award.
UA-Huntsville Recognizes Dr. Gupta
On Friday, April 14, 2017, the University of Alabama in Huntsville awarded DSI President Jatinder (Jeet) Gupta the Outstanding Faculty Award from the College of Business Administration. Dr. Gupta is currently the Director of Integrated Enterprise Lab, Eminent Scholar of Management of Technology, Professor of Information Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at UA-Huntsville.