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Meet the Stock Supply Chain Author Team

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James Stock

James R. Stock is the USF Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing at the University of South Florida. He was elected as an AAAS Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017. Professor Stock was also the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair of Business & Economics at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, on a flex Fulbright Award in 2016 and 2017. He has been an invited speaker on programs in more than 45 countries. He is the author or co-author of over 150 publications including books, monographs, and articles. Professor Stock has co-authored several textbooks on logistics management and reverse logistics. He received the CSCMP Distinguished Service Award in 2011, the Armitage Medal (1988) and the Eccles Medal (2003) from SOLE—The International Society of Logistics, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Reverse Logistics Association (2016) and Yasar University/IX International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress in Turkey (2011). His research interests include reverse logistics/product returns, supply chain sustainability, and customer satisfaction. His background includes faculty positions at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oklahoma, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Michigan State University. He received B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Miami (FL) and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. 

Kate B. Manrodt

Karl B. Manrodt is a Professor of Logistics in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics at Georgia College & State University. He is a prolific researcher, having authored seven books and over 50 scholarly articles in leading journals. His degrees include a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Wartburg College, an M.S. in Logistics from Wright State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Manrodt was recognized as a “Rainmaker” by DC Velocity Magazine and was awarded the Eugene Bishop Award for Sustained Academic Excellence by the College of Business at GSU. He has served on the board of directors for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals as well as in other leadership roles with the Warehouse Education Research Council. Dr. Manrodt has over 25 years of experience in logistics, transportation, and supply chain research. His research projects have been funded by a wide range of participants in the supply chain: consulting firms, associations, carriers, software providers, and shippers. Some of his clients include Oracle, the State of Georgia, FedEx, CSCMP, WERC, Ernst & Young, and the U.S. Department of State. 

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