Theodore P. Stank
1994-University of Georgia, Ph.D.
Marketing and Distribution
1987-Webster University, M.A.
1982-United States Naval Academy, B.S.
Research focus: Strategic Logistics/Supply Chain Concepts
Dr. Ted Stank is the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He assumed the Bruce Chair following nearly six years in a variety of administrative positions in the College of Business Administration, including Department Head for Marketing and Logistics, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and Associate Dean of the Center for Executive Education. Prior to arriving at UT, he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University, joining the MSU faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1997. He was also an Assistant Professor on the faculty at Iowa State University (1995-1997) and at the University of Texas at El Paso (1994-1995). He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Distribution from The University of Georgia, an M.A. in Business Administration from Webster University, and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.
Dr. Stank’s business background includes sales and marketing experience as an employee of Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Division. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy prior to his industry and academic experience. He has performed consulting and executive education services for over 50 organizations, including Dell, EDS, Kellogg’s, IBM, Lowe’s, Norfolk Southern, OfficeMax, Pepsi, Siemens, Sony, Textron, Walmart, Whirlpool, and the U.S. Marine Corps. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). He also serves as Educational Advisor to the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference. He is Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Logistics and serves on the editorial review board of Journal of Operations Management, Transportation Journal and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.
Dr. Stank’s research focuses on the strategic implications and performance benefits associated with logistics and supply chain management best practices. He is author of over 80 articles in academic and professional journals including Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Journal of Retailing, Supply Chain Management Review and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He is also co-author of the book 21st Century Logistics: Making Supply Chain Integration a Reality, published by the Council of Logistics Management and co-editor of Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management, published by Sage publications. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, and was named a Logistics Rainmaker by DC Velocity magazine.