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Glenn Richey is the Harbert Eminent Scholar in supply chain management and research
director in the Center for Supply Chain Innovation. His role is to help advance supply
chain management research and outreach in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn
University. Richey engages in industry-based research and enjoys building research
and student relationships between academia and practice. In addition to his formal education, Richey has an executive certificate in international
business from the University of South Carolina. Prior to entering academia, Richey
worked for 10 years in managerial positions across several functional areas including
procurement, sales, retail consulting, finishing/manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics/supply
chain operations for two companies: Scott Paper Co. and Genuine Parts Company’s S.P.
Richey has published over eighty articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals since 2003 including, but not limited to: Business Horizons, Decision Sciences, Industrial Marketing Management, International Marketing Review, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Management, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS), Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Administrative Support Services Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Services Marketing, Management Decision, Organizational Dynamics, Supply Chain Management Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, and Transportation Research.
He has won numerous awards for his research, including the Cavusgil Award for the best contribution to international marketing management in Journal of International Marketing and the LaLonde award for the best contribution in supply chain management and logistics in the Journal of Business Logistics. Richey holds a research professorship at the University of Bath (UK) and for eight years at the University of Edinburgh (UK).
Richey has been awarded multiple graduate and undergraduate teaching awards. Notably, he received the Systems and Technology Outstanding Faculty Award for teaching in the Harbert College of Business and the University of Alabama’s top teaching award—the National Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. He was also noted as the "top performer" in the University of Missouri's EMBA program for multiple years.
Richey has taught across six continents as a visiting professor and associate professor
at many universities including Bahçeşehir University (Turkey), BEM Dakar, (Senegal),
Bilkent University (Turkey), Bond University (Australia), Donghua University (China),
University of Ghent (Belgium), Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), KEDGE (Bordeaux
and Marseilles, France), Koç University (Turkey), Mediterranean School of Business
(Tunisia), and University of Zagreb (Croatia). He has also led study abroad trips
to countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Columbia,
Croatia, the Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Greece, South Africa, Spain, and Turkey. He
enjoys mentoring doctoral students and has helped place students at schools such as
Auburn University, James Madison University, Mississippi State University, Iowa State
University, Ohio University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Georgia.
Richey is an associate editor at Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He serves on several editorial review boards including Decision Sciences, the Journal of World Business, Industrial Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM), and International Journal of Logistics Management. Richey received Emerald Publishing’s Leading Editor Award as co-editor of IJPDLM. He is a past senior editor at Decision Sciences Journal. He maintains active memberships of the Academy of International Business, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the Food Industry University Coalition of the National Grocers Association. Richey's service efforts extend to many state, local, national organizations as well as governmental entities including FEMA, DHS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
When taking a break from loving his job, Richey enjoys his travel and down-time with his wife of 25 years, Suzanne, and his two sons, Max and Rob.