Faculty Spotlight Articles

Oct 28, 2021

New Faculty Member Combines 27 Years of SCM Experience, Passion for Teaching

Brian Brosnan, the college's newest lecturer in operations and supply chain management, discusses his background in industry, what he’ll be focusing on during his time at Poole, and what he’s most looking forward to in his new role. 

Jun 22, 2021

Dare to Fail

Jeff Stonebraker is no stranger to wrong turns and dead ends. Before he graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, he changed his major five times. He went on to earn an M.S. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University, which he calls a “humbling experience” that required every drop…

May 19, 2021

Q&A with Noel Greis: The Future of the Machine Tool Industry

Noel Greis, research professor of operations and supply chain management in the Poole College of Management, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to examine critical gaps in knowledge and capacity in the U.S. machine tool industry.

Mar 22, 2021

How One Respected Instructor Created New Beginnings

Since 2010, Professor Tracy Freeman has been going above and beyond to prepare her students for life beyond the classroom. As she plans to soon begin a well-deserved retirement, she leaves behind a multitude of contributions worth revisiting.

Jan 22, 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Brad Ashbaugh and “All Hands on Deck”

Professor Brad Ashbaugh prepares his students to bring their unique perspective on day one in the real world.

Jan 16, 2020

The Most Important Lesson Professor Stonebraker Teaches

“Never give up.” That’s what Jeff Stonebraker, an associate professor of operations and supply chain management at the Poole College of Management, strives to teach his students in the classroom each semester. The ten year Poole College veteran is a […]

Aug 16, 2019

Tim Kraft joins Poole Supply Chain Faculty and SCRC Team

By Anna Rzewnicki Tim Kraft begins this fall as an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management in the NC State University Poole College’s Department of Business Management. He also is one of the faculty researchers affiliated with the Supply […]

Jun 21, 2019

Don Warsing: Focused on Improving Operational Outcomes

By Anna Rzewnicki “I definitely consider myself an engineer that crossed over into management,” says Don Warsing, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management in the NC State Poole College of Management. He actually bridges the two disciplines, as […]

Apr 12, 2019

Sebastian Heese: Coordinating the Supply Chain

Ever wonder how retailers decide what products make it to their store shelves, or how they determine the mix of store-brand versus national brand products? The fine balance between variety, availability, pricing and other supply chain factors are among the […]

Mar 9, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Eda Kemahlioglu-Ziya

Nothing gives Eda Kemahlioglu-Ziya more satisfaction than bringing her passion for supply chain management research to her students in the classroom at North Carolina State University each day. Kemahlioglu-Ziya, associate professor of operations and supply chain management in Poole College […]