Alan Mackelprang, Ph.D., associate professor of operations management and director of the Ph.D. program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Georgia Southern, was announced as the 2016 winner of the Carol J. Latta Memorial Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholarship during the closing banquet of the 2016 DSI Annual Meeting.
DSI’s Annual Meeting draws about 1,500 participants involved in decision sciences, especially in application areas such as supply chains, operations and information systems. The Latta Award criteria include excellence in research, teaching and service to DSI.
Additionally, Mackelprang, and Jerry Burke, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, were recognized along with former Georgia Southern faculty members, Ed Bernardes (West Virginia) and Chris Welter (Xavier), for the Best Theory-Driven Empirical Research Paper. With more than 400 full-paper submissions to compete against, this was one of only four best paper awards given during the Meeting.