Executive Education - Faculty


Steven Brown is a senior lecturer in supply chain management. He was a visiting professor at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai from 2006 to 2009. He received the John W. Teets Outstanding Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 2005 and 2008. Brown is a Certified Supply Chain Professional and his industry background includes serving as program manager for Infineon Technologies AG in Munich, Germany; project manager for SEMATECH in Austin, Texas; and business manager for Motorola Inc. in Austin.

Reynold Byers is a clinical associate professor and master’s program director in supply chain management. His research interests include service operations management, financial service operations strategy and performance measurement in services. His work has been published in leading academic and professional journals. Prior to ASU, his teaching positions included the University of California at Irvine, the University of Rochester, Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College.

Joseph Carter is Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management and is recognized as a Certified Purchasing Manager by the National Association of Purchasing Management. He has been rated as one of the top 15 worldwide academics in his field by the Journal of Operations Management. His research efforts encompass three major content areas: buyer and supplier communication processes and information exchange systems; international sourcing and supply chain management issues; and total quality management systems.

John Fowler is a professor in the operations research/production systems group in the Industrial Engineering program in School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. Fowler came to the Fulton School in 1995 as an assistant professor. Previously, he had served as an adjunct assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Texas, as a project manager at Advanced Micro Devices, and as a senior member of technical staff at SEMATECH. Fowler is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing and as an area editor for SIMULATION and for Computers and Industrial Engineering. He is a fellow of IIE and the SCS representative on the Winter Simulation Conference Board of Directors. He recently served as the INFORMS Vice President for Chapters/Fora.

Arnold Maltz is an associate professor of supply chain management. He previously taught at New Mexico State University and The Ohio State University. He has conducted consulting work for Unified Grocers and Innovative Brands, and his corporate background includes positions as manager of distribution finance and services for Ross Laboratories; assistant vice president for systems and planning at Commercial Lovelace Motor Freight; and operations analyst for Preston Trucking Co.

Michele Pfund is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Supply Chain Management Department and also serves as the Undergraduate Director for the Supply Chain Management program. She received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University, her M.S. from Purdue University and her B.S. from Case Western Reserve University. She is a coauthor of Managing Controlling and Improving Quality and has contributed chapters to Evolution of Supply Chain Management: Symbiosis of Adaptive Value Networks and ICT and Handbook on Production Scheduling. She has published in leading academic journals such as European Journal of Operations Research and the Journal of Scheduling.

Sue Siferd is a professor emerita of supply chain management and is teaching online for the W. P. Carey School of Business. Her areas of interest include risk in the supply chain and disaster management. She also is interested in how businesses can provide excellent customer service while safeguarding customer information and assets from acts of terrorism, identity theft and scams. Accomplishment these objectives requires a delicate balancing act that touches on many parts of an organization’s supply chain.

Linda Stanley is a faculty associate in the W. P. Carey School of Business. Previously she was a visiting professor at ASU’s West campus and associate professor and chair of the management department at Our Lady of the Lake University. She earned her Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in purchasing and logistics management from ASU. Her expertise is in supplier relations and negotiation, project management, operations management and supply management performance.