Stephen Rutner

Professor of Practice, SCM at Haslam College of Business

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  • Haslam College of Business

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Haslam College of Business

Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Public Speaking, Military Leadership, Transportation Management, Leadership, and Strategic Leadership. Strong operations professional with a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in Business: Logistics and Transportation from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

EDUCATION

1992-1995

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Tennessee,
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, Completed December 1995
  • Major: Logistics and Transportation
  • Minors: Operations Management and Marketing

Dissertation "The Quantification of the Value of Logistics"

1990-1992

  • MBA, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Concentration: Marketing and Logistics

2009-2010

  • MSS, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
  • Master of Strategic Studies

1983-1987 * BA, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania * Major: History

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015-present:

  • Texas Tech University
  • Professor of Practice, Supply Chain Management

2001-2015:

Georgia Southern University

  • Professor of Logistics and Intermodal Transportation (2007)
  • Director – Southern Center for LIT 1998-2009
  • Director – PhD in Logistics/SCM Program 2010-2012

2001-2003:

University of Arkansas – Visiting Associate Professor

1996-2001:

Georgia Southern University

  • Associate Professor (2001 – awarded early)
  • Assistant Professor of Logistics and Intermodal Transportation

1987-Present:

United States Army, US Army Reserve and Al. National Guard Colonel, Transportation/Logistics and Armor

  • Commander, 1189th Transportation Brigade, 600+ Soldier force dedicated to terminal and seaport operations
  • Commander US Army Reserve Forces, Defense Logistics Agency, Ft. Belvoir, Washington, DC
  • Chief of Operations, Deployment Support Command – Responsible for 3,000+ Transportation Organization operations
  • Battalion Commander – Responsible for all operations, personnel and equipment for a Transportation Battalion in CONUS and SW Asia
  • Operations Officer – Responsible for all brigade operations conducted by the port(s) to include loading and discharge of multiple vessels at multiple locations
  • Pre-Stow Chief – Responsible for pre-stow section that plans and prepares to load various military and civilian ocean going vessels with US Army Equipment.
  • Vessel Operations Officer/Chief – Responsible for loading and unloading of US Navy vessels carrying US Army equipment.
  • Assistant Operations Officer, Intelligence Officer, Liaison Officer – Various Staff Positions and Responsible to the Commanding General to coordinate with all other units.
  • Executive Officer/Platoon Leader - Responsible for the care of over 150 soldiers and 14 main battle tanks worth over 40 million dollars. 1992-1995: University of Tennessee Adjunct Professor (1995-96) Ph.D. Candidate (1992-95) 1991 International Business Machines, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Strategic Analyst - worked to evaluate the companies with strategic alliance relationships with IBM. Responsible to track, analyze and suggest opportunities worth over $250 million.

PUBLICATIONS

ACADEMIC JOURNAL ARTICLES

Rutner, Stephen M., Maria Aviles, and Scott Cox. "A New Approach to bring Speaker Relevance to a Logistics Executive in Residence Course," Journal of Transportation Management. Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter 2015 (published 2016), pp.7-20.

Rutner, Stephen M., C. David Shepard and Paige S. Rutner, “Unintended Consequences of Starting a Doctoral Program within a College of Business: Lessons Learned,” Journal of Transportation Management, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2014; published 2015), pp. 7-20, Fall 2014.

Fawcett, Stanley and Stephen M. Rutner, “A Longitudinal View of Supply Chain Education: Assessing the Challenge of Retaining Relevance in today’s Dynamic Marketplace,” International Journal of Logistics Management. Vol 25, No. 1 (Jan 2014), pp. 10-20.

Thomas, Stephanie, Rodney Thomas, Karl Manrodt and Stephen M. Rutner, “An Experimental Test of Negotiation Strategy Effects on Knowledge Sharing Intentions in Buyer-Supplier Relationships,” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 49, Iss. 2 (April 2013), pp. 96-113.

Rutner, Stephen M., Maria Aviles and Scott Cox, “Logistics Evolution: a Comparison of Military and Commercial Logistics Thought,” The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 23, Is. 1, (Spring 2012), pp. 96-118.

Thomas, Rodney W., Stephen M. Rutner and Christopher Boone, “BlueStar Office Supply Company,” Council of Supply Chain Management Case Studies, Council of Supply Chain Management, http://cscmp.org/publication-store/case-studies (2012).

Rutner, Stephen M. and Stanley E. Fawcett, “The State of Supply Chain Education,” Supply Chain Management Review, Vol. 9, Iss. 6, (Sept 2005), pp. 55-60.

Grant, Darren and Stephen M. Rutner, “The Effect of Bicycle Helmet Legislation on Bicycling Fatalities,” Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Vol. 23, Iss. 3 (Summer 2004), pp. 595-

Rutner, Stephen M., Matt Waller and John T. Mentzer, “A Practical Look at RFID in the Supply Chain,” Supply Chain Management Review, Vol. 8, No. 1 (January/February 2004), pp. 36-41.

Rutner, Stephen M., “An Exploratory Study into the Use of the Hyper-Interactive Teaching Technology in the Logistics and Transportation Classroom,” Journal of Transportation Management, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2004), pp. 42-54.

Rutner, Stephen M. and Matt Waller, “Supply Chain Privacy Issues,” Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, Vol. 70. No. 4 (Summer 2003), pp. 378-384.

Gibson, Brian J., Stephen M. Rutner, Susan R. Williams and Craig M. Gustin, “The Impacts of the Integrated Logistics Systems on Electronic Commerce and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems,” Transportation Research: Part E Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 39E, Iss. 2 (Mar 2003), pp. 83-93.

Gibson, Brian J., Stephen M. Rutner, and Scott Keller, “Shipper-Carrier Partnership Issues, Rankings and Satisfaction,” International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol. 32, Iss. 8 (2002), pp. 669-682.

Rutner, Stephen M., Brian J. Gibson, Kate L. Vitasek and Craig M. Gustin, “Industry Gaps in the Supply Chain Information System” Supply Chain & Logistics Journal, Vol. 5, Iss. 1 (Winter 2002), pp. 11-12.

Rutner, Stephen M. and Brian J. Gibson, “An Examination of the Impacts of Transportation Management Systems,” Journal of Transportation Management, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring, 2002) pp. 41-50.

Rutner, Stephen M., Brian J. Gibson, and Craig M. Gustin, “Longitudinal Study of Supply Chain Information Systems,” Production and Inventory Management Journal, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Second Quarter 2001), pp. 49-56.

Rutner, Stephen M., Brian J. Gibson, Kate L. Vitasek and Craig M. Gustin, “Is Technology Filling the Information Gap?” Supply Chain Management Review, Vol. 5, Iss. 2 (Mar/Apr 2001), pp. 58-64.

Rutner, Stephen M., and C. John Langley, Jr., “Logistics Value: Definition, Process and Measurement,” Journal of International Logistics Management, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2000), pp. 73-

Rutner, Stephen M., and Jonathan Whitaker, “E-Commerce Will Change the Supply Chain,” Journal of Transportation, Law, Logistics, & Policy, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Spring 2000), pp. 301-

Gibson, Brian G. and Stephen M. Rutner, “Logistics Information Systems: Ready for ECommerce?” Journal of Transportation, Law, Logistics, & Policy, Vol. 67, No. 2 (Winter 2000), pp. 199-203.

Whitaker, Jonathan D., Stephen M. Rutner and Paige S. Rutner, “WebTrust: A Technique to Reduce Risk in Electronic Commerce,” Journal of Transportation, Law, Logistics, & Policy, Vol. 66, No. 4 (Summer 1999), pp. 484-489.

Rutner, Stephen M., and John H. Brown, “Outsourcing as an Airline Strategy,” Journal of Air Transportation World Wide, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1999), pp. 22-31.

Rutner, Stephen M., and Brian J. Gibson, “How could the Year 2000 Problem Impact Military and Civilian Transportation Systems?” Defense Transportation Journal, Vol. 55, No. 5 (October 1999), pp. 70-76.

Rutner, Stephen M. and Jonathan D. Whitaker, “Key Dates of the Y2k Problem,” Journal of Transportation, Law, Logistics, & Policy, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Winter 1999), pp. 234-326.

Gibson, Brian G. and Stephen M. Rutner, “The Impact of the Euro on Logistics,” Journal of Transportation, Law, Logistics, & Policy, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Winter 1999), pp. 218-221.

Whitaker Jonathan D. Stephen M. Rutner, and G. Benjamin Thompson, IV, “Steps Transportation Companies Should Consider to Reduce Year 2000 Liability,” Journal of Transportation, Law, Logistics, & Policy, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Fall 1998), pp. 115-119.

Gibson, Brian J. and Stephen M. Rutner, “Logistics Professionals Reap Salary Increases,” Journal of Transportation, Law, Logistics, & Policy, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Fall 1998), pp. 98-101.

Gibson, Brian J., and Stephen M. Rutner. “Shipper-Carrier Partnerships: The Perspective from Both Sides,” Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy. Vol. 65, No. 1 (Fall 1997), pp. 116-121.

Mentzer, John T., Stephen M. Rutner, and Ken Matsuno, “Application of the Means-End Value Hierarchy Model to Understanding Logistics Service Value,” International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 27, No. 9/10 (1997), pp. 630-643.

Rutner, Stephen M., Ray A. Mundy, and Jonathan Whitaker, "Alternatives for Reducing Delays at the United States’ Busiest Airports," Transportation Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Spring 97), pp. 18-25. 98) Rutner, Stephen M. and Ray A. Mundy. “Hubs vs. Hub-Nots: A Comparison of Various US Airports,” Journal of Air Transportation World Wide. Vol. 1(1996), pp. 81-90.

Rutner, Stephen M. and Ray A. Mundy. “Airport Ground Transportation Management: Moving Towards the Turn of the Century,” International Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology. Vol. 20, pp. 83-92. 1996.

Gibson, Brian J., and Stephen M. Rutner. “Partnershipping: What’s In It For the Carrier?” Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy. Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 105-108. Fall 1996.

Gibson, Brian, Stephen M. Rutner and Ray A. Mundy. “Building Successful Alliances: Are Shippers Doing Their Part?” Transportation Quarterly. pp. 35-46. Spring 1996.

Clark, David E., Arun Chatterjee, Stephen M. Rutner, and Harry L. Sink. "Intermodal Freight Transportation and Highway Safety," Transportation Quarterly. pp. 97-110. Spring 1996.

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