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iconiconiconNameLaura MeadeImageLaura MeadeFirstnameLauraLastnameMeadeOffice Phone(817) 257-7036
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Position: Professor of Supply Chain PracticeDepartment:Information Systems and Supply Chain MgmtOffice:Neeley 3250Role:FacultyEducation
  • BSME Valparaiso University
  • MBA University of Texas at Arlington
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering University of Texas at Arlington
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Supply Chain supplier selection
  • Sustainability
Courses Taught
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Operations
Key Publications
  • The Role of Soft Systems Methodology in Planning for Sustainable Production, Greener Management: "Foresighting and Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Development Planning" 37:101-110, 2003. (A. Presley and L. Meade).
  • A Conceptual Model for Selecting and Evaluating Third-Party Reverse Logistics Providers, Supply Chain Management, An International Journal; Vol. 7, No. 5, 2002, pp. 283-295. (L. Meade and J. Sarkis).
  • R&D Project Selection using the Analytic Network Process, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 49, no. 1, Feb. 2002. pp. 59-66. (L. Meade and A. Presley).
  • Strategic Analysis of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems Using the Analytical Network Process, Logistics and Transportation Review Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 201-215, 1998. (L. Meade and J. Sarkis).
  • Justifying Strategic Alliances and Partnering: A Prerequisite for Virtual Enterprising, Omega International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 29-42, 1997. (L. Meade and J. Sarkis).
Awards / Recognition
  • Recipient of King Hagar Scholar Research Grant
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award Core
International Experience
  • Travel to Brazil, China, Europe, Korea, and Panama
  • Multiple companies including:
  • Alcon, BNSF Railways, Lockheed Martin, Sysco, Texas Instruments, and Williamson Dickie
Hobbies / Interests
  • Travel, biking, hiking, and reading