Expert in Sustainable Operations Management to Present Talk

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s American Marketing Association (AMA) will host Professor of Business Analytics, Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence, and head of the Business Analytics and Statistics Department at the University of Tennessee Mike Galbreth, for a talk titled “Sustainable Operations in Business.”

Galbreth’s lecture will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center and is free and open to the public. His talk is part of the AMA’s initiative to introduce students to marketing and business content outside of the classroom through events, speakers, and faculty meet and greets.

Beginning his career as a manager in the Atlanta office of KPMG Consulting, Galbreth has consulted with a wide variety of companies, focusing on building analytical decision models. He has also served as a professor in business analytics, operations management, information systems and sustainable operations in undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. programs.

Before joining the University of Tennessee, he spent 12 years teaching at the University of South Carolina, where he was a seven-time winner of the IMBA outstanding professor award. He also taught at Vanderbilt University, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), and Chonnam National University (South Korea).

In addition to his work in consulting and teaching, Galbreth is the editor of several journals, including the Department Editor for Journal of Operations Management. His current research on retail operations, consumer returns, sustainable operations, and the interface between marketing and operations has also appeared in many journals, including the Journal of Management Information Systems and the European Journal of Operational Research.

In 2010, Galbreth was named a Fulbright Scholar and served as the Fulbright Enders Visiting Research Chair at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate in operations management from Vanderbilt University.

Galbreth’s talk is sponsored by the IWU Business Administration Department and the Office of the Provost.

By Vi Kakares ’20